Tour de France: Coronavirus edition
(Photo: gemeinfrei)
Sporting events with no spectators, while previously unimaginable, have now become part and parcel of the Covid-19 experience. Regrettably. The Tour de France is no different – while there will be a few onlookers, millions of fans usually standing at the roadside to see the cyclers whizz by are choosing to watch the four-week event from the comfort and safety of their home.

There is one bright side to all this: Fewer people standing in the heat of the sun for hours on end means not only less packaging waste, but also fewer single-use plastic products. The “Caravane publicaire”, which has been part of the Tour de France experience since 1930, has in the past handed out a whopping 15 million merchandise products every year – from bracelets and key chains to detergent samples, of all things. Another win for the environment…but likely not a lasting one.
11.09.2020 [245908-0]
Published on 11.09.2020

© 2001-2021  |  Imprint  |  Privacy  |  Cookie settings is a business information platform for the European plastics industry. It is part of KI Kunststoff Information and PIE Plastics Information Europe, one of the leading content providers for the European plastics industry. We offer daily updated business news and reports, in-depth market analysis, polymer prices and other services for the international plastics industry, including a suppliers guide, career opportunities, a trade name directory and videos.

News | Polymer Prices | Material Databases | Plastics Exchange | Suppliers Guide | Jobs | Trade Names | Videos | Associations & Institutions | Register | Advertising

PIE – Plastics Information Europe | KI – Kunststoff Information | KunststoffWeb | Plastics Material Exchange | Polyglobe | K-Profi
© 2001-2021 by, Bad Homburg
Date of print: 05.03.2021 10:51:24   (Ref: 217430703)
Text and images are subject to copyright and other laws for protection of intellectual property.
Any duplication or distribution in any media as a whole or in parts requires prior written approval by Plasteurope. URL: