Japan's capital Tokyo will host the Olympic Games in July-August 2020
This time, the target of 16% less pollution than the 2016 Olympics
Sports desk Tokyo, the capital of Japan, has to host the Olympic Games in July-August of 2020. The medals available to the winners will be made from gold and silver collected from E-West. Under this nationwide project being run from April 2017, 16.5 kg of gold and 1800 kg of silver have been collected from E-West. By June 2018, 2,700 kg bronze has already been taken out.
Medals will be launched in summer
Tokyo Organizing Committee has launched a new medals project from old metal with the aim of reducing air pollution (carbon dioxide) and recycling e-waste in the city. 5000 medals will be given in the Olympics.
This project has also got support for mobile phone operator NTT Docomo, Japanese Government Environment Sanitation Center and Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The medal designs that will be available to the winners will be launched in the summer of this year.
Since the beginning of this project, donors have donated the smartphones, old digital products, laptops, cameras used as e-waste at national level. In the last 18 months, nearly 50 thousand tonnes of e-waste has been collected.
According to administrative information, 29 thousand crore rupees will be spent this year to reduce air pollution in Tokyo. The Olympic Committee has targeted 16% fewer pollution than this time from the 2016 Olympics. For this, 87 percent of wood will be used to make the main stadium of the Games. Recyclable things will also be used.
Eco Point made to replace the old stuff is being promoted to replace the old AC, refrigerator and water heater and use less polluting materials instead. Echo points have been created in many shops across the city. Here people can change their old stuff. A shopkeeper will get a point of reducing seven kilos of carbon dioxide, i.e. one yen (.64 rupees) and gift voucher. On average, a fridge generates 200 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas in a month.
The main stadium of the Olympic Games will be ready in November. 60% of the venues are made up of roozed and recycled items. All the lights in the stadium will run from solar energy. The cost of construction of the stadium will be 11 thousand crore rupees.