Did you know that the organizers have recycled electronic waste of old mobiles and laptops to make the medals of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo?
Japan will launch the designs of its 2020 Olympic medals later this year.
The collection of e-waste, including old smartphones and laptops, to make all medals initiated in 2017. The organizers have to extract 30.3kg of gold, 4,100kg of silver and 2,700kg of bronze to implement the idea. They informed that they will reach those goals in March.
The target of extracting bronze completed last June. The organizers had finished the targets of extracting 90% gold and 85% silver in October. Japan will launch the designs of its medals later this year.
The Japanese public, businessmen, and industrial sector have played a pivotal role in the collection of recycled metal. Almost 47,488 tonnes of recycled devices has acquired by November 2018.
According to Tokyo 2020 organizers, ‘the remaining amounts of metal need to make all Olympic and Paralympic medals can be acquired from the devices already donated’.
Earlier, 30% of the silver and bronze in medals of the 2016 Olympics in Rio extracted from recycled materials.
Copyright © 2019 Ghanalive.TV. All Rights Reserved.