Tokyo Olympic organizers say they count on to acquire sufficient out of date electronic devices by the top of March to attain the quantity that will likely be required to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics open in simply over 500 days and all medals will likely be made from discarded sensible telephones, digital cameras, and different handheld video games and laptops.
In a press release Friday, organizers mentioned focused quantities of bronze, silver, and gold will likely be extracted from the discarded devices with quotas anticipated to be reached by March 31.
The Medal Project first kicked off in April 2017 with a number of Japanese municipalities being invited to acquire e-waste for the endeavour of making medals for Olympics. As per the plan, tThat telephones and different small electronics had been a part of devices which had been to be collected regionally.
As per a report by fastcompany, by October of 2018, the Medal Project had garnered large consideration within the nation. Around 1,594 municipal authorities, or roughly 90% of Japan, collectively took half in gathering the collections.
The design of the Tokyo medals will likely be unveiled later this yr.
(With inputs from Reuters)