Paris 2024: committed to the circular economy!

Paris 2024 has unveiled its circular economy strategy, marking a significant step forward in planning for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This approach, integrated at every level of the organization, is based on three fundamental principles: organizing the Games with fewer resources, better mobilizing them through eco-design, and guaranteeing their second life after the event.

Assessing and reducing the Games’ material footprint

Organizing the world’s biggest sporting event involves considerable mobilization of resources and production of temporary facilities. In order to better manage this material footprint and reduce its environmental impact, Paris 2024 has taken the unprecedented step of evaluating all the resources required to organize the Games. This approach, dubbed the “material footprint”, aims to precisely map requirements in terms of materials, equipment and infrastructure, with a view to optimizing and pooling them.

Thanks to its Responsible Purchasing Strategy, Paris 2024 has given preference to suppliers committed to an eco-design approach, favoring the use of recycled materials, the reuse of equipment and the reduction of packaging. This approach has ensured that 90% of the 6 million assets used will be reused or recycled by Games suppliers and partners, limiting the amount of resources under the direct responsibility of Paris 2024.