09. February 2019  
Tokyo, JPN  
Artistic Gymnastics

Tokyo 2020: From discarded Electronic to Opympic Medals

Tokyo’s organizing committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced that it’s expecting to meet its targets for a plan to make athletes’ medals out of discarded electronics.
The committee says that there was “huge levels of support from the public and companies across Japan and from national and international athletes” resulting in municipal authorities collecting about 47,488 tons of e-waste.That figure includes more than five million disused phones that were handed and placed in post offices and other public buildings.These ambitious and environmentally friendly intentions were published two years ago already ...: