The Tokyo Olympics 2020, the organising committee has unveiled the Olympic torch and the designs for the winning athletes’ bronze, silver and gold medals. This time, the Olympic torch, as well as medals, are being made from recycled material. As per the Tokyo Olympics organisation, part of the material from which the torch is made is recycled aluminium which was used to build temporary shelters after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.
Besides this, the medals have been created from electronic devices including used mobile phones from all over Japan. The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Medal Project involved citizens to manufacture medals using recycled metals. Under the theme of Tokyo Olympics is “Be better, together – for the planet and the people”, the Olympic committee intended to make one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable Games so far.