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The ‘Mount Recyclemore’ of G7 Leaders Is Ready For the Cornwall Summit

An imposing sculpture of G7 leaders shaped like Mount Rushmore but made of electronic waste has been erected in Cornwall awaiting the G7 Summit.

Named “Mount Recyclemore,” the sculpture reminds us of the damage caused by the irresponsible disposal of electronic devices.

According to BBC, the sculptor Joe Rush believes electronics should be repairable or made to last longer and hopes his sculpture sends this message.

“The seven leaders depicted in the sculpture are 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.”

The location for the sculpture was chosen strategically — just across the water from the Carbis Bay Hotel where the summit is to take place this weekend.

Although each and every one of us can do a lot to reduce landfill waste, no one can deny that the leaders of the world’s strongest economies can and should do much more.

Nikola uses his background in electrical engineering to break down complex sustainability topics for GreenCitizen's readers. He is a firm believer in environmental conservation, which he practices daily through recycling and home-grown food. He enjoys hiking, engaging in white-water sports, and collecting pocket knives.


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