Saturday, 16 February, 2019

All Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals to be made from e-waste

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals will be made from electronic waste Tokyo will achieve its goal of making 2020 Olympic medals from e-waste
Frank Williams | 10 February, 2019, 20:30

This creates a significant supply for collection and Olympic medal formation. Almost 50,000 tons of devices, including cameras, games consoles and laptops, plus more than five million smartphones, were collected for the Old Metals New Medals project across Japan over 18 months since it opened.

Tokyo Olympic organizers say they expect to collect enough obsolete electronic devices by the end of March to reach the amount that will be required to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals. Recycled metal has also been collected from local Japanese businesses and industry.

The designs for the medals for both Games are due to be revealed later in 2019.

The committee met its target of 2,700kg of bronze in June 2018, while nearly 94 percent of the 30.3kg gold target and over 85 percent of the 4,100kg silver target was met in October. After collecting more than 48,000 tons of e-waste, the target for bronze has been met, while the country has 85.4 percent of the silver and 93.7 percent of the gold necessary.

Two Southampton fans set to be banned after mocking Emiliano Sala death
A statement from the club said the behaviour would not be tolerated and that the two fans would likely be banned as a result. Southampton confirmed both fans had been spoken to by police and meant to take "an extremely firm stance" over the incident.

The release from organisers confirmed that over five million mobile phones had been handed in, contributing to nearly 50,000 tons of devices.

British Basketball is to get 75,000 pounds from UK Sport as a second wave of funding to help support preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the British governing body said on Friday.

At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, about 30% of the silver and bronze in medals came from recycled materials.

Speaking to PTI on the sidelines of a function to felicitate medal winners of the recently-concluded 18th Asian Games in Indonesia, Rathore elaborated on the initiatives, that he feels, have put India on the path of becoming a sporting powerhouse.

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