As reported by the BBC, The Independent Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, has announced that London 2012 has been the greenest Olympics ever.
The commission said that the recycling programmes and regeneration had been a success.
Sustainability was at the heart of London’s bid for the Olympics and the commission said organisers had largely succeeded in achieving it. For example, the venues were told to be made of at least a quarter recycled materials which included using disused gas pipes in the Olympic Stadium.
The Olympic Park was also praised for regenerating a derelict area and benefiting wildlife
However the commission said much more could be done to minimise the impact of future Olympic Games on people and the planet.