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Vancouver’s wibbly wobbly recycled olympic medals

Vancouver gold medal

I just noticed that the medals for the recent Winter Olympics in Vancouver were made using recycled electronic waste recovered from circuit boards. Well actually they contained ‘token’ amounts of recycled e-waste (Gold medals contained 1.52% recycled e-waste, Silver medals 0.12% and Bronze medals 1.11%). Whilst this sounds like a pathetically small amount, it is, according

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