This year, the gold medals given out in the 2010 Olympics have a sustainable story. Each gold, silver and copper 2010 Olympic medal is made with a portion of recycled materials.
The company (Teck Resources) that sourced the material for the Olympic medals cites that more than 6 metric tonnes of metal was recycled and reused to make the medals. And the metal came from old electronic circuit boards.
That’s a whole lot of circuit boards. 6.8 metric tonnes of it.
Teck Resources has gone above and beyond to ensure that the metal it recycles, is done in the most efficient but sustainable matter possible. Case in point? It uses e-Stewards.org, a global non-profit which certifies recyclers and the responsible disposal of e-waste.