Olympics: Recyclable cardboard bed, customizable mattress for 2020 athletes

Olympics: Recyclable cardboard bed, customizable mattress for 2020 athletes

Recyclable cardboard beds and customizable mattresses for athletes to sleep on during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled this week, as organizers aim to provide comfort at the athletes village while fulfilling environmental sustainability goals. The bed frames, made of high-resistance cardboard, can support up to about 200 kilograms, the organizers said. They come with three-part polyethylene mattresses that can be mixed and matched to suit each athlete’s preferred firmness for the upper, middle and lower body, according to Japanese bedding maker Airweave Inc. After the games, the beds and mattresses will be recycled into other paper […]

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