Recycled beds will be used in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics sleeping quarters. Athletes will sleep on bed frames made from recycled cardboard and customizable mattresses, both created by the Japanese bedding company, Airweave. In preparation for the event, the company has 18,000 bed sets ready for athlete use, 8,000 of which will be repurposed for use during the Paralympics.
In keeping with the brand's commitment to sustainability and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games' sustainability plan, the modular mattresses are made from polyethylene fibers, which can be recycled. The Olympic committee aims to deliver a more environmentally-conscious event than previous years, thereby showcasing the Games' innovative concepts and solutions. The bed frames are lightweight and easy to assemble, making for a simple sleeping arrangement.
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