Around 20 per cent of the total waste collected during the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ was dispatched for recycling. This number is one of the results achieved following the implementation of a system put in place by the Local Organising Committee (LOC) to manage and recycle waste at the main event sites – a trend that will be followed in each of the milestones on the way to the 2018 extravaganza.