In the presence of Thierry BRAILLARD, Minister of State for Sport, and Pascal CANFIN, CEO of WWF France NGO, the organisers of the 20 biggest international sporting events in France signed the “15 environmentally responsible commitments to sporting events” at the Ministry of Sport on Thursday, 12 January 2017. In order to be a forefront in sustainability, Formula E’s Paris E-Prix was one of the events which signed these 15 sustainability commitments. Formula E has a core legacy of promoting electric mobility and mitigating climate change via its events and it aims to set an example to the world in terms of promoting sustainability.
A world first, these commitments include ambitious and quantified targets and demonstrate that environmental responsibility is embedded in the specifications of organising international sport events in France. Respect for the environment is now a condition to host these major events across the French territory. These 15 sustainability engagements focus on sustainable food and sourcing, waste recycling, water and energy consumption control, sustainable mobility, biodiversity conservation, access for all, or promoting gender equality to leadership roles. Paris E-Prix strives to achieve these sustainability goals and be a forefront in this regard.
The Allianz Talk stage will be covered with the “Pavé”: a brand new coating composed of 100% recycled material collected from nature and the ocean. It is the work of French company Sasminium, formed by students who had the idea to use recycled plastic to create a floor tile. The result? A quality floor covering, sustainable, ecological and customisable.
The French Start-up has partnered with Proplast: an ecological waste treatment plant based in Thiès, Senegal. This eco-factory is responsible for the identification, the harvesting and sorting of the plastic. Well established in the local area, Sasminium employs mostly women for these missions.
Pavé is a unique form of upcycling, mixing social commitment and new architectural applications.