[CNN] France has passed a new law to ensure all plastic cups, cutlery and plates can be composted and are made of biologically-sourced materials. The law, which comes into effect in 2020, is part of the Energy Transition for Green Growth – an ambitious plan that aims to allow France to make a more effective contribution to tackling climate change.
We are pleased to announce Driven International as workshop hosts at the 2016 BASIS Sustainable Sport Conference on 13 September 2016, to be held at London 2012’s Queen Elizabeth Park. Ramzi Darghouth of Driven International will chair a session with representatives from Formula E, the FIA and Chicane Media to discuss the topic of “How can Motorsport drive sustainability?”.
Ramzi Darghouth joins the Driven team as Project Director and brings with him over 10 years’ industry experience and Alan Selby is appointed as Non-Executive Director.
Green pools at Rio have been gaining comment over the last few weeks, but don’t let that distract from all the green initiatives which have also been getting attention. From statues replacing winners’ flowers to sustainably sourced gold in their medals, the Rio 2016 Olympics has been continuing the sustainable sports legacy.
As part of its strategy towards raising global awareness of environmental management issues across motor sport, the FIA Institute launched the Sustainability Programme in 2012 and published a set of Best Practice Principles for applicants to implement. The Programme provides guidance to various motor sport stakeholders regarding their adoption of environmental initiatives and allows accreditation to be awarded at three levels: Commitment to Excellence, Progress towards Excellence and Achievement of Excellence.