Recycling is great! But I wonder if the total cost of this endeavor (human effort, new solvents/chemicals, and carbon footprint from raw materials collection, extraction & manufacturing, and waste byproduct) is less and cleaner compared to the original process.
New York (The Verge) — Tokyo succeeds in plan to make 2020 Olympic medals from recycled gadgets theverge.com/2019/2/8/18216….
Tokyo’s organizing committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced that it’s expecting to meet its targets for a plan to make athletes’ medals out of discarded electronics. About 47,488 tons of e-waste were collected, including five million mobile phones. — Sam Byford/@verge