The recently revealed Olympic Medals designed by Canadian artists Corrine Hunt and Omer Arbel will be made of precious metals reclaimed from old electronics. The salvaged gold, silver, and bronze that would otherwise end up in landfills will instead hang around the proud necks of Vancouver’s Olympians.
It would take more than 17 tons of gold ore to net the same amount of gold reclaimed from the circuit boards of a single junk PC. Using precious junk metal in the Olympics may further the cause of recycling scrap electronics.
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