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Olympic Games 2012: Flowers

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Minister for the Olympics what consideration the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics have given to providing alternatives to cut flowers for presentation to medallists, competitors, VIPs and others during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. (235060)

In line with the sustainability plan published last year, ‘Towards a One Planet 2012’, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) will seek to use natural materials and identify opportunities for using locally sourced plants where possible.

Sustainability is a rapidly evolving field and alternatives will be considered nearer the time when there are likely to be more options available.

Together with LOCOG and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) I am committed to making the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games as sustainable as possible.