Recycling specialist Event Cycle has revealed details of its environmental work with Birmingham 2022, which included repurposing 8,872sqm of materials used at the Games’ venues and events such as the cycling road races and running.

Event Cycle said it worked with the Games’ Organising Committee to make sure no banners, signs or scrims went to waste once the event had finished on 8 August. Its first task was to make sure all of the components used to construct the signage were made of the same recyclable monofibre material, which included eyelets, strengthening lengths and the banners.

Event Cycle then sent materials to organisations including The Balsall Heath CATS- Children Action Team Support, 11th Nuneaton Scout Group, 786 Wolverhampton, Community Games, Help a Squaddie, Queen Alexandra College, Scrap Shack & Community RePaint and West Heath Community Association.

In a statement, Event Cycle said, “The difference these items will make to their local communities and organisations is huge and both us and our recipient charities are so grateful that they have a new purpose, after the main event.”