A huge sculpture made of electronic waste is being built on a beach in Cornwall. The sculpture Portraits the G7 leaders shaped like Mount Rushmore made of electronic waste.
But the sculpture being made at Hayle Towans, called Mount Recyclemore, portrays completely different people. The seven faces look like the world leaders who will be attending the G7 Summit later this week.
It has been named "Mount Recyclemore" and bids to highlight the damage caused by the disposal of electronic devices.
Sculptor Joe Rush said he hoped it would show they needed to be made more easily reusable or recyclable.
He said: "It needs to be repairable or made to last longer because the stuff is going into landfill."
According to a United Nations report, more than 53 million tonnes of e-waste was generated worldwide in 2019 - over 9 million tonnes more than five years earlier.
The seven leaders depicted in the sculpture are UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, French President Emmanual Macron, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, and US President Joe Biden.
Mr. Rush explained the highly visible location for his piece was chosen across the water from the Carbis Bay Hotel, where the summit is due to take place this weekend, in the hope those depicted would notice "when they fly over".
"We have this looking at them and hopefully we're going to prick their conscience and make them realize they're all together in this waste business.
"The key message is 'talk to each other and let's sort this mess out," Mr. Rush added.
The project commissioned by musicMagpie aims to highlight the growing threat of e-waste on the planet as the G7 leaders prepare to discuss how to tackle climate change and build a greener future.