Waste not: The organising committee behind the 2020 Games - which has come under fire from Japanese taxpayers concerned at the soaring costs of hosting the world’s largest sporting event - said it intends to work with companies to collect discarded electronic devices and to “mine” them for gold, silver and bronze. File photo: ReutersWaste not: The organising committee behind the 2020 Games - which has come under fire from Japanese taxpayers concerned at the soaring costs of hosting the world’s largest sporting event - said it intends to work with companies to collect discarded electronic devices and to “mine” them for gold, silver and bronze. File photo: Reuters
Waste not: The organising committee behind the 2020 Games - which has come under fire from Japanese taxpayers concerned at the soaring costs of hosting the world’s largest sporting event - said it intends to work with companies to collect discarded electronic devices and to “mine” them for gold, silver and bronze. File photo: Reuters

Japan wants old phones to make Tokyo 2020 Olympics medals

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Waste not: The organising committee behind the 2020 Games - which has come under fire from Japanese taxpayers concerned at the soaring costs of hosting the world’s largest sporting event - said it intends to work with companies to collect discarded electronic devices and to “mine” them for gold, silver and bronze. File photo: ReutersWaste not: The organising committee behind the 2020 Games - which has come under fire from Japanese taxpayers concerned at the soaring costs of hosting the world’s largest sporting event - said it intends to work with companies to collect discarded electronic devices and to “mine” them for gold, silver and bronze. File photo: Reuters
Waste not: The organising committee behind the 2020 Games - which has come under fire from Japanese taxpayers concerned at the soaring costs of hosting the world’s largest sporting event - said it intends to work with companies to collect discarded electronic devices and to “mine” them for gold, silver and bronze. File photo: Reuters
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