2010 Olympic Medals Made from E-Waste

With metal prices on the rise, Olympic officials had to get a little creative when designing the 2010 medals.

Luckily there is a valuable source of precious metal right under our nose: e-waste.

That’s right, up to 1.52% of gold in the gold medals, .0122% of silver in the silver medals, and 1.11% of bronze in the bronze medals came from e-waste.

Although the percentages seem tiny, approximately 1.3 gold medals came from recovered electronics. This gold would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.

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