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Recycling in an Olympic medal design for Tokyo 2020

Fashion, design, handmade, ideas for home decor, gifts and inspiration 30.07.2019 at 21:48

Fashion, design, handmade, ideas for home decor, gifts and inspiration

In 2020 Olympic games will be held in the Japanese capital, and there are already preparations for this major event. Of special interest is the set of medals that will be awarded among the strongest athletes in the world. The Japanese decided to approach the issue seriously and for several years had been actively collecting e-waste, which contains various metals. The result of this unusual recycling steel 5000 gold, silver and bronze awards. The authors see in this a kind of symbolism – after all, victory in sports is a laborious and daily work, as well as the collection and sorting of different waste polluting our planet. We should also mention the design of the medals, sponsored by Junichi Kawanishi. Each award is Packed in a wooden case, made in Japan.