The OI-2020 Organizing Committee announced that medals for the winners of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made ... from gadgets that have been recycled.
The initiative has already been supported by members of the public, some companies, a number of Japanese and foreign athletes, and the municipal authorities have already managed to collect about 50, 000 tons of electronic waste, which, in particular, included more than 5 million unused phones donated to NTT Docomo stores.
Collection points were also opened in post offices and other public buildings. As a result, by June 2018, 2700 kg of bronze had been collected, and by October - 93.7% of the required 30.3 kg of gold and 85.4% of 4100 kg of silver.
The collection of "Olympic" metals continues. The organizing committee of the Olympic Games 2020 is convinced that the campaign will be successfully completed by March 31, and the finished medals will be issued this summer.