It was in early 2016 when the possibility began to be discussed that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals could be manufactured using Recycled mobile and electronic products. And is that everyone knows the great interest that Japan maintains in the ecology and conservation of natural resources.
There is no doubt that this is a great initiative on the part of the Olympic Games committee that can be carried out thanks to thousands of donated smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. In this way, the organization has the possibility of saving costs, something that has become necessary after the reduction of the initial budget that has gone from 35,000 million dollars to 21,000 million.
Tokyo 2020 have greener medals
To this end, the committee will invite citizens of the country to donate their electronic devices that they no longer use, which may include smartphones, tablets and their various accessories. If everything goes as expected, the necessary materials can be collected to make the 5,000 medals to be awarded in the competition:
- 40 kilograms of gold
- 2,920 kilograms of silver
- 2,994 kilograms of bronze.
We have to remember that during the last Olympics of Ro 2016 the organizers used mercury-free metals to make the medals.
There is a limited amount of resources on Earth, for this reason it is so necessary to recycle to give a new use to these things. Offering the Japanese the chance to be part of the Olympic Games and knowing that their devices will be part of the medals can be a great incentive. Declar Koji Murofushi, director of sports for Tokyo 2020, to Reuters.
Hopefully we can see more measures of this type by the organization of other events and little by little we can enjoy a much greener planet. What do you think of the measure by the organization of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games?