Videos and packaging (3), 'Waste Management Training', 'Temma Dog Waste System', 'Our Environment, Our Olympic Legacy', video tape, plastic, paper, Green Games, Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, video 1 made by SOCOG, 1996; video 2 made by June Taylor & Associates, 1998; video 3 made by SOCOG, 2000
From 1995, SOCOG developed an ambitious environmental agenda to recycle and compost up to 80 per cent of all waste arising from the Sydney 2000 Games. (The remaining 20 per cent would be destined for landfill.) This agenda, called The Sydney 2000 Integrated Waste Management Solution, was part of Sydney's promise to deliver the first eco-friendly Olympic Games.
The Sydney 2000 Integrated Waste Management Solution was an holistic approach to waste management. Disposable products, ranging from food packaging to building materials, would be recyclable or bio-degradable, and waste management stations (three large, colour- coded bins for the collection of biodegradable and recyclable material) would be installed for public use at all Olympic venues. From here, refuse would be taken to extensive bio-waste facilities or to recycling centres built especially for the Games.
The success of the Integrated Waste Management Solution relied largely upon the cooperation of SOCOG staff and contactors who generated almost 80 per cent of all Sydney 2000 waste. Videos and training programmes increased the level of cooperation, promoting Green Games 2000 programmes and instructing on the Integrated Waste Management Solution. These three videos were produced by SOCOG and independent organisations to raise awareness to Green Games 2000.
In 1996, SOCOG produced the ten-minute video, 'Games Force 2000, Waste Management Training', to ensure that all Games Force personnel - Sydney 2000 volunteers and paid and contracted staff - understood the Integrated Waste Management Solution. The video describes the roles of waste management sponsors and defines the eight distinct streams of waste at the Games.
In 1998, June Taylor & Associates produced this five-minute video, 'Temma Dog Waste System', which instructs on the use of Temma dog tidy bags and bag dispensers that appeared at Olympic Park during the Games. The Temma Dog Waste System included degradable, vegetable starch bags that complemented the Integrated Waste Management Solution.
In early 2000, SOCOG produced the fifteen-minute promotional video, 'Our Environment, Our Olympic Legacy', to give a general description of Green Games 2000. The video refers to a variety of eco-friendly programmes, including landscaping, construction, transportation, waste recycling and land remediation.
Together, these three videos record some specific and more general elements of Green Games 2000. Importantly, they represent the promotion and implementation of Green Games 2000 programmes from 1996 to 2000.
"Waste Management Training" made by SOCOG, 1996. "Temma Dog Waste System" made by June Taylor & Associates, 1998. "Our Environment, Our Olympic Legacy" made by SOCOG, 2000.
Used by SOCOG from 1996 to 2000 to promote and instruct on Green Games programmes.
Made for and owned by the Olympic Coordination Authority/Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, and donated to the Powerhouse Museum after use in the Games.