The Most Environmental Olympic Medal

On September 7, 2013, Jacques Rogge announced that the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games is Tokyo. Tokyo became the first city in Asia to bid for two Olympic Games. The Olympic Games will be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020.

When it comes to the Olympics, medals are always one of the hot topics. For example, in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the medal was replaced by jade metal. This design has never been seen before in the history of medal design.

The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee's open medal design follows the environmental protection concept, and the medal will be used for 80,000 tons of recycled mobile phones and electronic products. The medals are 85 mm in diameter and the gold and silver medals are 556g, 550g and 450g respectively. Face of medals are engraved with images of the goddess of victory and the ancient Olympic arena, and the side is marked with information such as the competition. The 5,000 medals including the Paralympics will be completed in May next year.

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But how to make medals by recycled cell phones and discarded electronics ?

In fact, the metal contained in electronic waste, especially precious metals, is ten or even hundreds of times higher than natural minerals, and the recovery cost is generally lower than that of natural mineral deposits. Japanese Yokohama Metals Co., Ltd. analyzed the composition of end-of-life mobile phones and found that the average body weight per 100 grams of mobile phone contains 14 grams of copper, 0.19 grams of silver, 0.03 grams of gold and 0.01 grams of palladium. In addition, lithium metal can be recovered from mobile phone lithium batteries.

The Tokyo Olympics medal will become the most "environmental" medal so far.

Awards Gift CO.,LTD is also a medal factory which focus on produce medals and awards related items in eco-friendly material.

The raw materials we use include zinc alloy, copper,brass and iron which meet the SGS and Rohs testing standards.

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