The "Sustainability Essentials" series of guides by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) provides a set of analyses that cover key aspects of sustainability in the sports industry. Aimed at National Olympic Committees, International Sports Federations and other sports organisations, it provides them with tools and methods for integrating sustainability into their operations. Published in 2019, the fourth instalment in the series aims to help the sports community to tackle plastic pollution.

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