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London 2012 reports substantial CO2 savings

The London 2012 Olympic games has achieved carbon emissions savings of around 400,000 tons, despite larger than expected spectator-related emissions, according to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic games (LOCOG).

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Sustainable Transport Winner: London 2012

When London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the city made a commitment to deliver a truly sustainable Games. Its main aim was to get 100% of spectators to venues by walking, cycling and using public transport, and to inspire people of all ages to change the way they travel.

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London 2012 praised for 'medal winning' waste performance

Waste management operations at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games offered a valuable opportunity for spectators to observe sustainability in practice, according to an independent review.

Olympic pledge sees Coca-Cola recycle over 10 million bottles

Coca-Cola has delivered on a key target to recycle 10.5 million plastic bottles from the London 2012 Olympic games, returning most of them back to shelf within 6 weeks.

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Olympic stadium 'packaging' to help house vulnerable children

Fabric wrap that surrounds the Olympic stadium will be reused as sheltering for vulnerable children in Rio de Janeiro and Uganda.

Non-renewable source fuels Olympic cauldron

Olympic organisers considered using biogas to fuel the Olympic cauldron but chose to use less eco-friendly natural gas to reduce costs.

High profile names support campaign for plastic free Olympics

Celebrities throw weight behind 'plastic bag free' Olympic Games

High profile names such as David Attenborough, Richard Branson and Vivienne Westwood have announced their support for the Greener upon Thames campaign, which aims to have the London Olympic Games 2012 plastic bag free.

London 2012 'failing' to deliver on zero waste pledge

Despite a commitment to a zero waste Olympic games, shops and suppliers at London 2012 will be able to hand out plastic bags to visitors.

UPDATED: Culprit behind BP hoax revealed

On the eve of the BP AGM in London protest action around oil and gas giants BP has heated up with a hoax press release appearing on a fake London 2012 Olympic Games website stating it has been dropped as a sustainability partner.

Going for gold

London's Olympic bid victory was an enormous achievement for Great Britain. Tom Idle caught up with Sue Riddlestone, the sustainability champion whose work has been influential in the success

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