Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Medals to be made from mobile phones

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Medals to be made from mobile phones
February 2, 2017

Olympic and Paralympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games will be made from recycled mobile phones.
The Japanese public will be asked to donate old phones and small appliances to gather two tonnes of gold, silver and bronze for the 5,000 medals.
The project hopes to promote sustainability and reduce costs.
A project that allows the people of Japan to take part in creating the medals is really good,
Collection boxes will be placed in local offices and telecoms stores from April and will remain there until the metal required has been collected.
Japan, which lacks its own mineral resources, is keen to take the theme of a sustainable future a step further.

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