Recyclable medals and podiums, historic novelty for Tokyo 2020
The next Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games They will have an important novelty. The medals that the athletes will receive will be made with recyclable materials arising from household and ocean waste. The organization of the Olympic event in the Asian country has ensured that it will take around 45 tons of plastic to be able to elaborate the 100 podiums and the necessary medals.
Japan is mobilized by recycling
The Japanese authorities have appealed to the Japanese population to donate their domestic waste in the more than 2,000 collection points that the company AEON will enable. The accumulated waste will be sent to the company Procter & Gamble, partner of the Games of Tokyo, who will elaborate the podiums. Further, It is expected that plastic from the oceans can also be collected. "It is an innovative project that we believe will have great relevance both in Japan and in the rest of the world," assured the head of organization of Tokyo 2020, Toshirō Mutō.
Work is also being done so that the medals of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year are made from recyclable materials. The Tokyo Games will begin on July 24, 2020.