Video of the Day: Recycled Electronics Become Olympic Medals


When we read that London’s Olympic Stadium would be made out of recycled knives and guns, we were intrigued. Not that they’ve got anything on Vancouver. Recycling will play a large part in this month’s XXI Winter Games; recycled metals from the circuit boards of old computers and cell phones have been melted down and cast into the Olympic medals. No two medals will be the same. How cool is that?

Watch an interview with the designers — Omer Arbel, an internationally acclaimed architect and industrial designer, and Corrine Hunt, a First Nations artist from the Raven Gwa’waina clan — after the jump.