Can athletes like Mo Farah encourage more sustainable behaviour? Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
It is a year of huge sporting events – Euro 2016, the Rio Olympics, Wimbledon and the 2016 Open Championships, to name a few.
Along with the excitement and anticipation surrounding these events comes a serious waste issue. This week we brought together nine experts to debate how to improve sport’s environmental footprint. Here’s what we learned.
1 Tackling food waste
When you look at the footprints of sporting events, food is a significant part of the impact
These are the words of Ronan Leyden, head of sustainable places at Bioregional, who spent four years on site in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics advising on sustainable construction and waste management.