Get to know: 2020 Olympic medals are made of E-waste.

25 Feb

Get to know: 2020 Olympic medals are made of E-waste.

Tokyo Olympic Organiser`s says they are going to make 2020 Olympics medals from discarded phones.

Gold, silver, Bronze are extracted from discarded phones, laptops and other electronic devices and waste.

They expect to collect enough devices till the end of march to make all medals for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympic. The designs of the medals will unveiled later this year.

Four cities have been chosen by the IOC to host upcoming Olympic Games. Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics, Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympics, and Los Angeles for the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Along with making medals with E-waste, Tokyo olympic’s organizers are also now planning to use recycled aluminum for the 2020 Olympic torches which are going to used in the pre-Games relay. 

As estimated the torches are expected to consume over 10,000 pieces of aluminum

There moto is to use torches as a symbolic effort to uphold ‘reconstruction Olympics’, one of the primary messages of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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