If you want to get the world’s leaders’ attention, what better place than Cornwall, England where the G7 summit is taking place?

Aptly named  “Mount Recyclemore,” the huge sculpture made of electronic waste aims 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 tons of e-waste was generated worldwide in 2019 – over 9 million tons more than five years earlier.

In the sculpture, you can spot  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.


Look at all those iPhones.