Mount Recyclemore is a giant sculpture of the G7 leaders’ heads made entirely of discarded electronics, located on Sandy Acres in Cornwall near the G7 summit in Carbis Bay. Its purpose is to highlight the growing threat e-waste poses to the environment and the importance of taking action now.
E-waste poses a huge threat to the environment – and developed nations are among the worst offenders for producing it. With the G7 summit taking place in Cornwall, artists Joe Rush and Alex Wreckage decided to create a sculpture to send a message.
They created Mount Recyclemore in collaboration with the Mutoid Waste Company’s Joe Rush and Alex Wreckage. Joe is renowned for his environmental art installations and has collaborated with artists including Banksy, Vivienne Westwood and Damien Hirst.
Hopefully, the sculpture will serve to remind the G7 about its obligations to people and the planet this week. The artwork will stare at the real leaders this weekend as they convene for the latest G7 summit, urging them to tackle the growing scourge of electronic waste, 15.9m tonnes of which is produced by G7 nations annually.