In an effort to partake in more sustainable and green practices, this year’s Olympic medals are made from e-waste. E-waste is another term for electronic waste. It includes everything from laptops to televisions to mp3 players and so forth. The medal making process started with the extracting of gold, silver and copper in 2006, by the Teck Resources mining company. The company plans to process 15,000 tons of e-waste this year—a major increase from the 2,100 tons processed 4 years ago. Designed by Omer Arbel and Corrine Hunt, the medals include imagery of Vancouver’s coast and orca whales. You can…
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