Olympic Medals to Be Made of Recycled Phones and Laptops
Japan will be hosting the Olympics in Tokyo next year. The organizers of the Olympics considered sustainability for making the medals. They collected metals from recycled and used cell phones, laptops, handheld game machines, and cameras for the medals. They gathered 78,985 tons of small electronic devices from municipal authorities and around 6.21 million used mobile phones. They will also use recycled plastic to create podiums for the medal ceremonies.
Hanna Jeong Staff Reporter
1. As the organizers of the Olympics have considered sustainability for making the medals, what did they do?