2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Facts

Olympic medals to be made of recycled gadgets. The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee is turning old smartphones, notebooks and digital cameras into gold, silver and bronze medals for the Summer Olympic Games. They will be entirely constructed from materials extracted from obsolete smartphones and other gadgets donated for the purpose. The collection process started back in 2017 , as they need enough material to produce 5,000 medals. Olympic medals have not been made of pure gold since 1912, but a small percentage of precious metal is still required. The ribbon for the medal  is made of recycled polyester, and they are planning to use recycled domestic plastic waste to make the podiums for the award ceremonies.

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