People in Japan donated their old phones to make 5,000 Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals


The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is only one year away and the organizing committee has unveiled the design of the medals. To produce these, a campaign was launched to get citizens in Japan to donate 78,985 tons of old electronic devices from which 66.8 pounds of gold, 9,039 pounds of silver, and 5,952 pounds of bronze were extracted. The medals will not be the only Tokyo 2020 gear that will be made from recycled materials. The victory ceremony podiums will be made from recycled plastic and the torchbearer uniforms will be partially made from plastic bottles.

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