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Japan taps into recycled phones for Olympic medals

By AlJazeera
08 February 2017   |   11:30 am
Olympic organisers are soon expected to unveil their plan to be the first games to award medals made entirely from recycled materials. Medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games could be made from old mobile phones.

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