Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals made of recycled e-waste

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

Namely, between April 2017 and March 2019, people all over Japan donated their 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 32kg of gold, 3,500kg of silver and 2,200kg of bronze.

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