All medals for the Olympic and Paralympic games, which will be held in summer in Tokyo will be made from recycled electrical devices. This was reported by BBC News.
The organizers of the project said that starting in 2017 they collected scheme with a non-working laptops and smartphones specifically for the medals.
At the beginning of the project, the organizers talked about his goal to collect 30 kg gold, 4 kg silver and 3 kilograms of bronze. Of unnecessary devices, they were able to remove 90% of the gold and 85% silver in October 2018.
The project was launched in 2017.
Until November 2018 were collected 47488 tons of devices that people just threw out, and the public gave more than five million phones providers local network.
Also, Olympic organizers said that metal, which now is not enough to produce the required number of medals you can get from the devices they already have.
The summer Olympic and Paralympic games will be held in 2020 in Tokyo.
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