Medals at 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be made from recycled phones, laptops

10 February, 2019, 20:26 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • Olympic organizers said they expect to collect enough obsolete electronic devices to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals

A project was started in 2017 to collect enough electronic waste, including old smartphones and laptops, to implement the scheme.

Orgainizers for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo are in the process of collecting electronic waste in order to create medals made exclusively out of recycled material, according to numerous reports.

The last time Tokyo hosted the Olympics was in 1964.

This creates a significant supply for collection and Olympic medal formation.

Tokyo 2020 claimed this is "thanks to the huge levels of support from the public and companies across Japan and from national and worldwide athletes".

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Around 47,488 tons of old devices had been collected by October previous year, with more than 5m mobile phones handed over.

Overall, the target was to extract 67 pounds of gold, more than 9,000 pounds of silver, and close to 6,000 pounds of bronze to exclusively manufacture every single medal needed for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2020 from recycled materials. In October, 28.4 kilograms of gold (93.7 percent of the targeted 30.3 kilograms goal) and 3,500 kilograms of silver (85.4 percent of the targeted 4,100 kilograms goal) were sourced from recycled electronics.

It managed to extract the 2,700kg of copper (used to make bronze) required for its medal haul by June 2018, and had reached 93.7 per cent of its 30.3kg gold and 85.4 per cent of its 4,100kg silver goals by October previous year.

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