Tokyo is aiming to make the 2020 Olympic medals entirely from recycled materials. The initiative speaks volumes of the rising awareness of planet sustainability and will surely delight fans of the event.
Earlier, Japan had announced that it will "forge its 2020 Olympic medals from recycled smartphones, laptops, and other gadgets." The committee collected over five million devices for the project and as of February 2019, it announced that it is nearing its goal for sustainability.
The bronze — 2,700 kilograms, was collected back in June of 2018, while for silver, the committee is at 85.4 % and for gold, it is at 93.7 %. The program of unwanted device collection is running until the end of March and Tokyo is confident in its ability to hit the target.
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