The Tokyo Olympics will be very exclusive as the organizing committee of the event has announced that the games will get all the required power from renewable sources. Both the Olympic and Paralympic games will be powered by electricity generated from wind as well as solar. This step aligns with Japan’s effort to promote decarbonization.
The athletes’ village, the international broadcasting center, and main press center will get power from renewable sources, according to the officials. To fulfill this target the organizers will rent and lease the items that are used during the event. If the need arises the item will be bought but the committee will make sure the item is used post the event.
The committee will outsource the renewable energy from power companies and also install solar panels if possible. Another breakthrough will be Solar Roads. The solar road consists of solar panels being embedded directly in roads. A special resin covers the surface of panels to ensure the durability of panels.
The medals that will adore the winners will also be made from precious metals collected from used mobile phones. The program to initiate recycling of used mobile phones was started by the organizers last year. Japanese cellular giant NTT Docomo and Japan Environmental Sanitation Center will help to collect about eight tons of metal from discarded mobile devices. About 5,000 medals are required to be presented at the event.
Source: Digital Trends
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