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2001/84/520 Plate, disposable, sugar-cane fibre, Green Games, Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, made in c.2000. Click to enlarge.

Disposable plate for the Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games

Made
This sugar cane fibre plate was made by the Australian company, Visy, for use at use at the Sydney 2000 Games. It is an important example of the exclusively biodegradable food packaging that appeared at all Olympic food outlets during the Games. It also demonstrates contemporary innovations within eco-design, and reflects SOCOG's promise to deliver the inaugural 'Green Games'.

From 1995, SOCOG developed an ambitious environmental agenda to recycle and compost up to 80 per cent of all waste …

Summary

Object No.

2001/84/520

Object Statement

Plate, disposable, sugar-cane fibre, Green Games, Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, made in c.2000

Physical Description

Plate, disposable, sugar-cane fibre, Green Games, Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, made in c.2000

Plate, circular, off-white/cream, sugar cane fibre, narrow rim, inner line towards lip.

Production

Notes

Designed by Visy c.2000

Made by Visy c.2000 for use at the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

History

Notes

Unused

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.

Source

Credit Line

Part of the Sydney 2000 Games Collection. Gift of the New South Wales Government, 2001

Acquisition Date

5 October 2001

Cite this Object

Harvard

Disposable plate for the Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2022, <https://ma.as/501928>

Wikipedia

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