ERP - SOLAS INSTALLATION

ERP - SOLAS INSTALLATION

SOLAS

An art installation made from small household electronic waste. The European Recycling Platform (ERP) and Body & Soul have joined forces to commission SOLAS - an art installation made from small household electronic waste.

American junk artist, Shrine and Australian eco-builder, Harrison Gardner have co-created this large-scale, illuminated tetrahedron from salvaged and recycled electronic materials collected by ERP Ireland. The installation illustrates how the massive tonnage of e-waste from an ever- more technological world can be repurposed into something new and beautiful.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency when Irish consumers purchase new small electronics, they do not simultaneously recycle their old stock as they would for larger electrical items. A hoarding culture seems to be developing amongst Irish people when it comes to smaller, unused electronic items like broken phones, chargers, laptops or tablets. Resembling an Egyptian pyramid, SOLAS will act as a glowing beacon, rising over 6 metres tall fully clad in salvaged small electronic waste - computer circuit boards, cables, phones, laptops and chargers.

ERP Ireland wants SOLAS to act as a call to action for the Irish public to stop hoarding unused or obsolete smaller electrical items within their homes and recycle



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