Recently it was announced that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will provide athletes with recycled cardboard beds during the competition. The beds are 2.20 meters in length and will be able to support 200kg. After the games have concluded, the mattresses will then be turned into recycled plastics.
The cardboard beds were showcased on January 9th, where a display was set up that depicts the apartments that will house athletes during the games. The athlete apartments are located at Tokyo Bay and will be sold after the Olympics have concluded. The former athlete apartments will be listed at approximately $46 million.
Through the cardboard beds, it is clear that sustainability is being highlighted as an important theme for the 2020 Olympic games.
Image Credit: Tokyo 2020 Olympics