At the Norwich Union Athletic Grand Prix held at Crystal Palace in late July, the recycling rate was 90% in fully co-mingled collections, where plastic bottles were the main contributor to waste. And earlier in the month, at the BAA Heathrow London Youth Games at the same stadium, a success rate of 80% was achieved.
The trials were carried out as part of the Closed Loop London Recycling scheme, which the Olympic bid signed up to in early July.
London 2012 will implement the Closed Loop London approach during its Olympic bid.
Run by London Remade and Visy Closed Loop, the scheme involves the provision of products that can be taken back after use, recycled and remanufactured into new products.