2010 Olympic Medals Made From E-Waste

By Brett Israel | October 20, 2009 6:43 pm

goldmedal-webNot only are the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games trippy, they are made from recycled circuit boards.

From Gizmodo:

The medals, designed by Canuck artists Corrine Hunt and Omer Arbel, are made from the gold, bronze and silver reclaimed from old electronics. They’re also laser-etched so no two medals are the same and feature an undulating design meant to invoke the landscape of Vancouver.

It seems the Vancouver games will satisfy both snowboarders and environmentalist

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  • darth dakyne

    um actualy they were made of metals obtained from the afton mine here in kamloops as well as other mines from british columbia,
    ….the e-waste thing is bs, we are actually fighting really hard in canada to have our enviromental acts tightened up as they are not even close to at par with the rest of the world
    this article is not only poorly researched but is now missinforming people to how we are actually envormentaly friendy, b.c. is a beautiful place and world renound for many reasons but they are starting to dwindle because of large corporations and missmanagement by our provincial goverment I would kindly ask that you look into what you are writing about. because the story WE got up north here was totally different.

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  • http://selfdestructivebastards.blogspot.com/ Canada Guy

    The Olympics are self destructive. With the threat of global warming we cannot afford such flagrant displays of excess and overconsumption. The best way to avoid 300,000 tons of emissions is for people to simply stay at home.

    http://selfdestructivebastards.blogspot.com/2009/10/olympics-are-self-destructive.html

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  • Chris

    Canada Guy – have to tell ya, the sky is NOT falling! Living simply is a fine goal, but don’t shove your views down everyone else’s throat.

    Unfortunately, until China’s people can all eat and work, the environment will be in second place. We should remember that here – it takes a healthy economy to afford all the effort to keep our environment clean. Look what socialism did to Eastern Europe – we don’t want to go there.

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  • Tony Tovar

    Whoa, that’s actually kind of nifty. I image that doing something like the sort must not be easy, especially when trying to mix metals like that. In any case, I find it more interesting that they take the metal from circuit boards. There is a company here in Texas serving the central US and I believe they do the same thing but with all computers and electronics. They are over at Computer Recycling Disposal

    They are over in Coppell Texas. I had the change to check them out and their warehouse is huge! I had no idea that this industry was a booming one! Anyways, just my two cents here. 

    Just recently I found a guy here in Houston who has taken iphone and has gone into the recycling iphone business. Recycling seems to be getting very popular. We’ll be seeing more of this I believe. 

    Great piece here. Thanks for the information. 

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