In addition to the environmental aspect, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) wished to give a social and educational dimension to its deconstruction project. Based on the recommendations of the Youth for Reuse workshop, the IOC donated several tons of material to local associations.
Donation of circuit-breakers to the Vaud Cantonal Association of Certified Electricians (ACVIE)
The ACVIE is a not-for-profit organisation, whose object is to defend the professional interests of its members and develop professional training at all levels. The ACVIE took advantage of the opportunity offered by the IOC to obtain a large number of high-quality circuit-breakers in good condition, for use by its apprentices.
During the 2016-2017 school year, more than 700 apprentices will be training on the 350 circuit-breakers provided by the IOC. The useful life of this equipment will be several years, and so it will allow several groups of apprentices to train using high-quality equipment, at very little cost to the training centre.
“This donation really helped us, as the circuit-breakers we received are expensive and in very good condition. We were lucky to be able to take part in this recycling programme. Thank you again to the IOC.”
Donation of bathroom fittings to Promaison
Promaison is a subsidiary of the independent foundation Protravail, which sets out to be an organisation devoted to creating jobs to enable the beneficiaries to join or re-join the employment market. Promaison recycles and sells, at a low cost, everything that would otherwise be thrown away on deconstruction sites (doors, windows, toilets, sinks, showers, taps, etc.). It was for this reason and its social dimension, that the organisation was chosen by the IOC to recover and reuse its bathroom equipment. Twenty sets of toilets, sinks taps and mirrors were given to the organisation to be given a new life. Once this equipment was inventoried, it was dismantled, cleaned and then prepared for sale as second-hand building materials.
This donation allowed jobs for the 25 people who work for the organisation. Protravail also strives to help these people re-join the employment market by sending companies their CVs and job applications.
“Second-hand equipment is sometimes better than new equipment!”
Director of the Protravail Foundation