‘Mount Recyclemore’: Artist Makes Sculpture Of G7 Leaders With Electronic Waste

In a bid to highlight the damage caused by the disposal of electronic devices, a man has created a massive sculpture of the G7 leaders in Cornwall.

The British sculpture, Joe Rush, made the sculpture ahead of the G7 Summit. It has been named “Mount Recyclemore”.

The leaders in the sculpture include UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, French President Emmanuel Macron, Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Joe Biden.

“It (electronic device) needs to be repairable or made to last longer because the stuff is going into landfill,” he was quoted as saying by BBC.

More than 53 million tonnes of e-waste were generated worldwide in 2019, according to a United Nations report.

Rush, who was commissioned to create the artwork by musicMagpie, said he chose a place across the water from Carbis Bay Hotel, where the summit is due to take place, and hoped the leaders would notice “when they fly over”.

 

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