Tokyo wants medals from mobiles

Tokyo wants medals from mobiles

Tech August 22, 2016 16:00

- The Organising Committee of the Olympic Games in Tokyo wants to get the precious metals for the medals from recycled mobile phones. This writes the Japanese newspaper Nikkei on Monday.

The millions of discarded defined mobile phones and other electronics as an 'urban mine'. 2014 were recovered throughout Japan 143 kilograms of gold, 1566 silver and 1112 kilo tonnes of copper. At the London Olympics was the 9.6 kilograms of gold medals, 1210 kilograms of silver and 700 kilograms of copper used.

Because many recycled metals are used immediately in other electronics, the number of recycled devices must be increased. Japan has no good system before, so that should be established by the parties.
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