A NEW, MORE SUSTAINABLE CYCLE
The concern with sustainability has always been present among the Rio Open team. For 2020, marking a new cycle of the event, important initiatives have been developed with the help of a specialized consulting firm that will minimize or override the environmental impacts generated by the tournament, increase social activity and make everyone involved aware of their responsibility for creating a more sustainable future.
BELOW ARE THE ACTIONS TO BE UNDETAKEN IN RIO OPEN 2020:
The utility company ENGIE will make all CO 2 emissions from Rio Open to be offset with carbon credits generated by the Jirau Hydroelectric Plant. The greenhouse gases produced by Rio Open 2020 will be measured after the event, including all sources related to the event itself, from assembly to disassembly, as well as those from the travels of athletes and technical staff, and the extra power expended at Jockey Club Brasileiro during the event.
Management for the year 2020 included three stages: reduction, recycling and reuse, through the initiatives below:
Reduction — to reduce waste generation, the following initiatives will be set up:
• Drinking stations will be arranged for the production and service team in order to cut down on pet bottles.
• Reusable water bottles will be given to the production team.
• 100% eco-friendly bags will be used at the Rio Open official merchandise store.
• Reusable cups will be available at the event bars.
Recycling — in order to increase recycling, compared to 2019, the following management actions will be implemented:
• Waste management planning and coordination.
• Recycling pick-up team at the venue.
• Training offered to the scenic design, F&B/Food Court and cleaning teams.
• Specific bins for organic waste and cooking oil.
• Regular operating supervision.
• Proper temporary storage.
• Recyclable waste sent to a licensed cooperative of waste pickers.
• Organic waste sent to composting.
• Cooking oil sent to recycling.
• Non-recyclable waste for landfill with methane reuse.
• Recyclable restroom paper and supplies.
• Tarpaulins will be given to partner cooperatives.
• PET bottle caps to be exchanged for wheelchairs.
• Campaign with the Rio Open audience to collect rackets to be donated to charity projects.
• Donation of balls, rackets and uniform surpluses to charity projects.
• Use of racket strings to make bracelets.
The event sponsors and partners will also be made aware of and encouraged about the sustainable