Thursday, December 1, 2016

Positive News

-- Positive News -- 

Interesting – I read recently that the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games are going to focus on sustainability – right down to the gold, silver and bronze medals that they plan on making from recycled metals that are “minded” from electronic, xray, digital and electric items.

In doing so, they are preventing toxic material from being released when electronics break down in landfills. They are also preventing more mercury from being used – since it often takes mercury to make metal from raw ore.

Now, one might imagine in their minds the size of a medal and think, what possible change could this make? 

Well, when one considers that on average these events (combined) give out something like 4000 medals… the concept of changing this one thing becomes quite the endeavor.

While other events have included some percentage of recycled materials and sustainability policies, this one promises to set the bar like no other sport event to date. 

It will be interesting to see what else the world will witness during this upcoming 2020 olympic and paralympic season. 

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