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The Tokyo Paralympics of 2020 pledges to construct medals of gold, silver and bronze from re-used products










Well, it might seem a bit distant, but the Earth is genuinely looking forward to survive another couple of years.

The idea to reduce, re-use and recycle is common nowadays, but nobody seems to care that much. Nevertheless, people have put in efforts to save the world. The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics of summer2020 pledges to construct medals of gold, silver and bronze from re-used products like laptops, phones, computers and other gadgets.

People discard these e-gadgets in an unfashionable manner, hence, causing health hazards. The Officials, however, have said that they will be able to collect enough electronic devices that are obsolete and of no utter use, and use them to make gold, silver and bronze medals. They are working really hard on it, because they don’t have much time, and aim to collect all these e-wastes by March 2020, so that the medals for the summer event is ready.

The organizing committee for the Olympics have proudly announced that they have already collected tons of junk ( almost approximately 47488 tonnes ) and have been able to extract almost 30 kilograms of gold, 2700 kilograms of bronze, and 4100 kilograms of silver.


On top of this, devices are being donated too, from which metals are being extracted. Most of the metals have already been collected, and the remaining extraction will be completed soon by March 2020.
The most happy thing about this project is that it is mass participation. People are literally donating consumer electronics to help in this recycling movement. Maybe, even they realise that it is important after all, to save Mother Earth. Otherwise we all are going down at once.

This whole project was launched in 2017, and the majority of work has been done within November-December 2018.

The local Japanese companies and industries are helping on this process.

This concept is not very new, though. In the Rio Olympics 2016, this process was tried out, and it turned out, that 30% of the gold, silver and bronze medals were made from recycled metals from disposed electronic wastes like, laptops, cameras, smartphones, so on and so forth. This time, they plan on making it a full 100%, which is a wonderful initiative. We could try doing good bit by bit, and we could totally begin with a large event like the Olympics.

We hope to save Mother Earth from the disaster that is doomed to come.


The Tokyo Paralympics of 2020 pledges to construct medals of gold, silver and bronze from re-used products The Tokyo Paralympics of 2020 pledges to construct medals of gold, silver and bronze from re-used products Reviewed by Joe on July 18, 2019 Rating: 5

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