Probe into how London 2012 will stage ‘greenest Olympics ever’

An investigation is under way into how London intends to stage ‘the greenest Olympics ever’ in 2012.

The London Assembly is looking into the environmental sustainability of staging the Games to match the successful bidding made five years ago to play host and how the organisers plan to make it a reality.

Sustaining the environment is one of the key themes of preparations for the event. The Assembly’s environment committee investigation is examining what progress the Olympic Organising committee and the GLA are making in their preparations.

"London’s Olympic bid promised these would be the greenest Games ever," said the Assembly’s environment chair Murad Qureshi. "We need to ensure that work is underway now so we can achieve that pledge.

"London has big plans to reduce carbon emissions and recycle more of its waste. The 2012 Games are a chance to show how this can be done." read more