Athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will sleep on beds made from recycled cardboard and customisable mattresses by Japanese bedding company Airweave. Airweave has created 18,000 beds and mattresses for athletes at this summer’s Olympics, 8,000 of which will be repurposed for use by athletes at the Paralympics. The bed frames are made from recycled cardboard, while the modular mattresses are made from polyethylene fibres that the brand says can be recycled an unlimited number of times. Top: Japanese bedding company Airweave has created a cardboard bed for athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Above: The bed supports a modular mattress that athletes can customise. The sleeping equipment had to align with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games’ sustainability plan , which aims to deliver a more sustainable event and showcase innovative concepts and solutions that will have a legacy after the Games. "The concept was to make a lightweight, easy-to-assemble mattress and meet the Games’ Sustainability Plan," Airweave told Dezeen. Airweave has created 18,000 beds and mattresses for athletes at this summer’s Olympics The bed frames, which are made out of recycled cardboard, will first be supplied to Olympic athletes. Following the Olympics, 8,000 of the bed frames will […]

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