E-waste Olympic Medals at 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

by Trilok Kapur on  February 27, 2010 at 7:59 AM Environmental Health
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 E-waste Olympic Medals at 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics
The winners at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics would be wearing medals that contain gold, silver and copper recovered from e-waste, reports indicate.
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According to a report in Discovery News, the metal supplier, Teck Resources, recycled household appliances, electronics and cables and recovered metals from computer parts and circuit boards through smelting.

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The 2010 Olympic medals are the largest and heaviest medals to date with e-waste material making up the following percentages in each one: Gold Medal - 1.52 percent recovered gold, Silver Medal 0.122 percent recovered silver, and, Bronze Medal - 1.11 percent copper.

The medals are also the first non-flat medals. They are wavy to represent the waves of the ocean and mountain snow drifts.

Source: ANI
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