Tokyo Olympic organisers make 2020 medals from e-waste

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Spotted: The 2020 Olympic organising committee in Tokyo is using old and discarded smartphones, laptops and other electronics (known as e-waste) to make medals for the 2020 Games. This is the first time Olympic medals are being crafted from publicly donated e-waste. Organisers say that from the waste they need to extract 30.3kg of gold, 4,100kg of silver and 2,700kg of bronze. Schools, businesses and volunteers from other organisations have already turned in enough old electronics to make 94 percent of the gold medals, 85 percent of the silver medals and all of the bronze medals. The effort is part of a growing push…

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