Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – Electronic waste devices may be dead, but local artist give them a new meaning. It's part of an Earth Day celebration put on by the E-Waste Recyclers of Colorado.
The company asked members of the community to pick up recycled materials from their shop. Then they turned that e-waste into art, emphasizing the effects e-waste can have in landfills.
"I kind of learned that it doesn't decompose easily. If you don't like to recycle it the right way, it could take for ever and kind of not be very good for the earth, " says Carson Pope, one of the younger contest winners.
The company will now show off the art work for a few months in different locations. Then they will auction the art work off for charity. The winners of the competition received cash and prizes. This was the first year for the competition but won’t be the last.