Tokyo strikes gold, silver and bronze with e-waste Olympic medals

Electronic gadgets have precious materials that can be recycled and the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games had previously said that it wanted to make atheles’ medals out of discarded gadgets. The committee has received “huge levels of support from the public and companies across Japan and from national and international athletes,” with municipal authorities collection some 47,500 tons of e-waste. That 47,500 tons of e-waste includes over five million discarded phones which people dropped at NTT Docomo stores in Japan. The committee has set up collection states in public buildings and post offices. People were encouraged to participate in this initiative. The committee was able to meet its target of collection 2,700 kg of bronze in June last year while it had achieved 93.7 percent of the 30.3 kg gold target and 85.4 percent of the 4,100 kg silver target by October 2018. It’s yet to hit the entire goal for gold and silver collection but given the amou

Tokyo strikes gold, silver and bronze with e-waste Olympic medals

All medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be made from metal collected by recycling electronic waste, games organisers said on Friday.

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Will Be Made From Recycled Electronics

Electronic gadgets have precious materials that can be recycled and the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games had previously said that it wanted to make ...

Sun 10 Feb 19 from Ubergizmo

Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Medals Will Be Made From Recycled Gadgets

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers are taking a more eco-friendly approach for Olympic and Paralympic medals: Each bronze, silver, and gold award will be made from recycled electronic gadgets. On ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Geek.com

Tokyo will achieve its goal of making 2020 Olympic medals from e-waste

To make a statement about sustainability, Japan recently announced it would forge its 2020 Olympic medals from recycled smartphones, laptops and other gadgets. It just revealed that ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Engadget

Tokyo’s Olympic medals are made from 47 tons of recycled electronics

The country of Japan pitched in old electronics to make new gold, silver, and bronze medals. At Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games, winners will receive gleaming gold, silver, and bronze medals–just ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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