As the 2012 London Olympics draw near, a lot of the local structures to accommodate the various athletes and guests have been popularly made from PVC materials. Among the temporary structures put up include the Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre, Hopkins Architects’ Velodrome, the Populous-designed Olympics Stadium and the Royal Artillery.
Now you have to wonder what would happen once the 2012 Olympics draw to a close? What would happen to the structures, or better yet, the materials used to put them up? Well, it looks like London will be recycling them and putting them to good use, something geared towards the 2014 World Cup which will be held in Brazil.
The recycling process will include crushing, selective dissolving, fiber separation, PVC precipitation and regeneration. The process will ensure that the recycling will produce high quality PVC that can be recycled again and render negative impact as far as environmental issues are concerned.
The recycled PVC materials will in turn be used to build football stadiums which are bound to take center-stage in Brazil by 2014.