Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals made of recycled e-waste

Aimed at promoting sustainability and recycling, the organising committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have unveiled the new Olympic medals made out of recycled phones and other discarded electronic devices. 


Between April 2017 and March 2019, people all over Japan donated small electronic devices; over 78 000 tons of electronics were collected, including over 6 million old mobile phones. According to the committee, engineers were able to recover 32 kg of gold, 3500 kg of silver, and 2200 kg of bronze.

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