Italian sport turns into “plastic free”

Increased participation at the II Mediterranean Beach Games “Patras 2019”
April 23, 2019
Τhe TV spot of the Mediterranean Beach Games “Patras 2019”
April 26, 2019

The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) and the newly-established sport governing body “Sport & Salute SPA” team up with the government for the safeguard of the environment.

The joint initiative “Plastic free”, which aims at raising awareness on environmental and sustainability issues, was announced following the signing of a MoU at ‘Foro Italico’, Rome on 18 April.

CONI President Giovanni Malagò and Sport & Salute SPA CEO Alberto Miglietta inked the protocol with the Minister for the Environment Sergio Costa, which provides for investing €1.5 million for the next 5 years in eco-friendly policies applicable to the sport field.

In particular, both parties have committed to reduce the use of disposable plastics during sport events organised by CONI and National Federations within the venues of ‘Foro Italico’ and the Olympic Stadium.

Following the Olympic Agenda 2020 and 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the main goal is implementing the know-how in the management of sport in respect of the planet.

“Sport and Environment are strictly embedded,” Malagò said. “I am very proud of the steps forward Italian sport is taking”.