WORLD LEADERS MADE OF ELECTRONIC WASTE: Located near a hotel where politicians will stay

Can garbage sculpture affect the conscience of politicians? It certainly has a strong message behind it for all people, not just leaders.

WORLD LEADERS MADE OF ELECTRONIC WASTE: Located near a hotel where politicians will stay

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Technology has advanced significantly, new devices are coming out every year that are better than the old ones, while users are under constant pressure to be "updated" just like their phones, TVs, smartwatches, and other electrical devices.

This is all normal and nothing unusual, but such a practice has created a large pile of electronic waste, to the extent that we turn the Earth into a "smartphone graveyard".

Precisely for the reason of raising awareness about this increasingly present problem, one creation from Great Britain attracted a lot of attention. We believe you have heard of the Mount Rushmore National Monument, which features the carved heads of former US presidents, and now a British version has appeared that is not carved on a rock but is made from electronic waste.

British artists Joe Rush and Alex Wreckage (and 13 others) made a sculpture of the G7 leader ahead of the summit in Cornwall. This creation is called "Mount Recyclemore", after the original creation. It includes British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, French President Emanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trido, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and US President Joe Biden.

"We need to recycle things, we have to make sure things last! We can't just throw it away. It's not just a problem of politicians, it's a problem that the human race needs to solve!" Rush told The Guardian. Each of these sculptures measures 3x1 meters have 12 tons of garbage and about 20,000 discarded technology.

There is a good chance that this sculpture will be seen by members of the G7 group, as it is located very close to the Carbis Bay Hotel where this summit will be held. "This sculpture will look at them, and I hope that their conscience will work and make them understand that we are all together in this. The main message is that we need to talk to each other in order to solve this problem," Rush concluded.

More than 53 million tons of electronic waste was generated in 2019, and it is estimated that it will increase to 74 million tons by 2030.

By: Angelica W. - Gossip Whispers