Japan Aims To Create 100% Recycled Tokyo 2020 Medals By Encouraging People To Collect Old Electronics

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Japan Aims To Create 100% Recycled Tokyo 2020 Medals By Encouraging People To Collect Old Electronics

One mans trash is another man’s treasure. That's why the Olympians at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games will be receiving recycled trash as their prizes. The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has created an innovative and environmentally conscious endeavor called the Medal Project, in which they'll be creating about 5,000 gold, silver and bronze medals from recycled consumer electronics, like phones.


The committee states on their page that they're aiming for 100 percent recycled content, which will be a first in the game’s history.


Using some recycled materials isn't an entirely new concept, but the committee wanted to take things a step further by involving their citizens in this environmentally friendly push, another first for the games. Citizens in Japan will be able to donate their consumer electronics directly to the cause.


Donations for the Medal Project started in October of 2018 with a goal of 2,700 kgs of bronze, 30.3 kgs of gold and 4,100. The end date for collections is March 31st, 2019.


The Tokyo Organising Committee hasn't only teamed up with NTT DOCOMO, the Japan Environmental Sanitation Center, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Ministry of the Environment, but also with local businesses to realize their vision.


Three grams of gold tablets, left, can be extracted from a hundred mobile phones, Tokyo Olympic organizers said.


While this initiative is only a blip in tackling a larger problem, it's a significant one. E-waste, waste from dumped electronics is the world's fastest growing waste problem. According to a report by the United Nations, 45 million tons of electronics were thrown out worldwide in 2016, and only 20 percent of that waste had been recycled.


Regarding November 2018, a total of 1,594 municipal authorities – about 90% of municipal authorities in Japan – were taking part in the project.


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