- The medals in the 2020 Tokyo games will be made from recycled electronic gadgets
- The committee in charge of the project aims to produce approx. 5000 medals for the Olympic and Paralympic games.
- By October 2018, the committee had collected approximately 47,488 tons of small electronic devices, including mobile phones.
In its own bid towards sustainability, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced that the medals for the 2020 games will be made from recycled electronic gadgets. Called the Tokyo 2020 Medal Project, the initiative aimed to salvage precious metals such as gold, silver and bronze from mobile phones and other small electronic devices. These would then be used to produce the medals that would be awarded to the athletes. The committee plans to produce approximate 5000 medals for the Olympic and Paralympic games and now notes that they have secured the necessary amount needed to make the medals. The committee says that they will stop the collection of devices from march 31, 2019 onwards.