DOHA: With just over one year to go until Qatar hosts the FIFA World Cup, environmental sustainability remains at the heart of tournament preparation, with the aim of leaving behind a green legacy as one of its key objectives.
As part of this commitment, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) has recently partnered with Seven Clean Seas to deliver a plastic-neutral tournament.
Seven Clean Seas will work with Qatar 2022 organizers to raise awareness about plastic pollution, develop plastic waste reduction plans and offset plastics used in the tournament by physically removing plastic waste from rivers and oceans.
The amount recovered will be equivalent to the plastic waste generated from the hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and will ensure the tournament is plastic neutral.
“Waste reduction has been a major focus of ours from the beginning, from the moment we broke ground to build our stadiums,” said Eng. Bodour Al Meer, the SC’s Sustainability Director.