Those Shiny Medals Used To Be Components Of Smartphones- Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Are Made Of Recycled Electronic Gadgets


Japan, the host nation of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has guaranteed to deliver the most creative games ever created. On July 24, 2019, a year before the challenge starts in Tokyo on July 24, 2020, the Olympic Committee revealed its first astute thought — decorations made utilizing valuable metals sourced from disposed of gadgets.

The plan to strip the minuscule amounts of gold, silver, platinum, and nickel from old gadgets was first proposed in 2016 by a gathering of youthful Japanese environmentalists. The understudies needed to bring issues to light of the measure of electronic waste created by the nation’s tech-cherishing inhabitants, who are infamous for supplanting contraptions now and again. Japanese natives hurl an expected 650,000 tons of handheld electronics and home appliances each year, just around 100,000 tons of which are reused.

Anxious to support nature and bring issues to light of the issue, the Olympic Committee propelled the “Everybody’s Medal” program in February 2017. The battle urged natives to drop off unused contraptions at one of Japanese cell mammoth NTT Docomo’s 2,400 stores, or areas set up by Japan’s Environmental Sanitation Center.

Since every contraption contains just hints of the valuable metals, the coordinators required a huge number of gadgets to amass the 8 tons of material expected to make the 5,000 Olympic and Paralympic decorations. Be that as it may, they don’t have anything to stress over. When the accumulation drive finished in March 2017, Japanese inhabitants had given a surprising 78,895 tons of devices, including 6.21 million cell phones. The take yielded the authorities 70 pounds (32 kilos) of gold, 7,716 pounds (3,500 kilos) of silver, and 4,850 pounds (2,200 kilos) of bronze — all that anyone could need to make each decoration.


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