FIBA presents MVPs with sustainable trophy
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) presented an MVP trophy made entirely from 100% recycled materials during the recent FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2023 stop, held in Edmonton, Canada.
Sustain Awards designed the trophy for the Most Valuable Player (MVP), which was constructed using sustainable methods and techniques, utilising 100% recycled waste packaging.
The trophy’s carbon dioxide production was reduced by 75% compared to a standard trophy, including materials, packaging and transport. The process also compensated for five tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e), which is the equivalent of taking 297 cars off the road for one day.
FIBA 3×3 Managing Director Alex Sanchez said: “This trophy serves as a fitting symbol of FIBA 3×3’s dedication to reducing our carbon footprint, and we take pride in being one of the pioneers in introducing such an environmentally-friendly trophy.
“It represents a significant step forward in FIBA 3×3’s commitment to sustainability and innovation. We share our players and fans’ concerns about the wellbeing of our planet, and we are confident that this eco-friendly addition to the FIBA 3×3 World Tour 2023 will be widely appreciated.”
Sanchez added: “Our goal was to create a trophy with minimal environmental impact, while still instilling a sense of pride in the recipients. With the introduction of this exciting new MVP trophy, we believe we have achieved just that.”
The MVP award-winner at each of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour 2023 locations will be presented with this new trophy.
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) presented an MVP trophy made entirely from 100% recycled materials during the recent FIBA 3×3 World Tour 2023 stop, held in Edmonton, Canada.