Winter Olympic Medals Made From Recycled E-Waste

04/14/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Larry Greenemeier Scientific American

When Olympic champions are crowned at this year's winter games in Vancouver, these elite athletes will be taking home more than just gold, silver or bronze medals�"they will be playing a role in Canada's efforts to reduce electronic waste. That's because each medal was made with a tiny bit of the more than 140,000 tons of e-waste that otherwise would have been sent to Canadian landfills.

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