#Tokyo Succeeds In Plan To Make 2020 #Olympic Medals From Recycled Gadgets, #Recycling #GreenEarth

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

Source: verge, full story


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