One Cool Thing: Gold Medal in Recycling

Image: Tokyo 2020

While an Olympic medal is special in its own right, the ones being handed out at the Tokyo 2020 games come with a little extra magic. After Tokyo won its bid to host the games, the Tokyo Medal Project, called on the Japanese people to donate their old recycled old electronic gadgets such as smartphones and laptops to produce the Olympic medals that are being awarded at the games.

For the people of Japan, the project offered a unique opportunity to be a part of the games while also upcycling their e-waste and keeping it out of landfills.

The campaign called on the public to donate obsolete electronic devices for the project,” Toyko 2020 spokesperson Hitomi Kamizawa told DW. “We are grateful for everyone’s cooperation.”

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