Chinese athletes wearing protective face masks arrive in Tokyo before the Olympics. Photo: Reuters
Chinese athletes wearing protective face masks arrive in Tokyo before the Olympics. Photo: Reuters

Japan counts the cost of Tokyo Olympics waste after dumping medical supplies, food

  • The organisers last week issued an apology for ‘mismanaging’ medical equipment that was stockpiled before being thrown away unused
  • One-quarter of food ordered for 20 venues before the Games was dumped, including 4,000 of the 10,000 meals from the day of the opening ceremony

Chinese athletes wearing protective face masks arrive in Tokyo before the Olympics. Photo: Reuters
Chinese athletes wearing protective face masks arrive in Tokyo before the Olympics. Photo: Reuters
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