Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Do you know that Tokyo's Olympic Games Medals may be made from e-waste?

The power of sport is gradually embracing the potential of the smartphone. The Olympic priceless treasure – “The Medals” which has been the aim of athletes over the years may experience a new twist in design.

The medals for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will likely be designed from discarded smartphones. Organizers of the next Olympic are sourcing for a unique way of creating the gold, silver and bronze medals, according to Nikkel Asian Review’s Ken Sakakibara – Japan’s powerhouse renowned for its “urban mine” houses millions of discarded smartphones and other electronics.

The Verge reveals, Olympic organizers in Tokyo have a blueprint analyzed way back in June, to specially create the 2020 Olympic medals from tons of discarded electronics devices.

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