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Japan to use recycled material for Olympic medals
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Posted 2/4/17
sure why not
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I support the recycling but $16 billion? That is a huge amount of money. How much Japan will make back? Surely not enough.
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Selenae wrote:


dulun18 wrote:

i don't know. Some might not be as motivated anymore.. since their medal will be literally "scrap" medal


I think so, too. I know I wouldn't want a medal made from scrap silver.



I don't see the issue, silver is silver whether it's recycled or came straight from the mine.
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DeadlyOats wrote:

I made a joke in my previous post, but I want to be serious this time.

It doesn't matter if silver, or gold, is mined, or recycled. It is still silver, and it is still gold. The value is the same. The difference is in how they obtained the silver and the gold. Was it mined from deep underground or panned from a river?

Or was it smelted from the components of an electronic device? In the end, it is still silver and gold. It holds the same value.


While you could make the argument that the intrinsic value is the same, I believe what these people are thinking of is that it is similar to how the original Mono Lisa has much more value than any perfect forgery. Kind of like how I wouldn't wanna wear a clean hat if someone told me a donkey once peed on it. Bad aura thar mann


neither of those analogies jive with the reality of recycled metals.
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