TOKYO: Medallists at next year’s summer season Olympics will stand on podiums crafted from recycled plastic waste accumulated from nearby households or the ocean, Tokyo 2020 organisers said on Tuesday.

From June 13, collection packing containers could be set up at greater than 2,000 retailers of local grocery store chain AEON for citizens to deposit any undesirable plastic items for the podiums venture, organisers said.

they are looking to acquire as much as 45 tonnes of plastic to make the approximately 100 podiums wanted for subsequent summer season’s showpiece, they stated.

it'd be the primary time Olympic podiums have been crafted from recycled cloth. Organisers have sought to frame the games as environmentally pleasant and a mechanism to bring about sustainable trade in Japan, which, in conjunction with the us, did now not sign on to the G7’s ocean plastics constitution in 2018.

The medals for the games are being forged from recycled metal accumulated from old cell telephones and different electronic gadgets, whilst the uniforms to be worn with the aid of runners within the torch relay might be partly made from recycled plastic bottles.