With new cell phones emerging almost every day, Americans are updating their phones regularly. However, where we’re really good at buying new phones, we’re not so good at properly disposing of the old ones. There are ways to recycle your old cell phones, but some green, creative-driven minds have taken recycling cell phones to a whole new level.
Check out some of these inspired art pieces created from—that’s right—recycled cell phones:
Vintage 40’s Telephone Sculpture
This sculpture from Rosie Leventon is made of mobile phones that have had the inner components removed and been flattened. The artist, a resident of the UK, made the sculpture to speak to the fact that people in the UK are disposing thousands of cell phones without recycling them properly.
Cell Phone Christmas Tree
The staff of the Westcom Electronics Mall in Vietnam constructed a Christmas tree of 2,500 old cell phones last year. The tree, which stands nearly five meters tall, “reflected the reality that Vietnam was fast becoming a huge electronic wasteland.”
Recycled Phone Art
Artist Rob Pettit has devoted much of his career to art composed entirely of recycled cell phones. His fans praise him for his art that recycles and repurposes old mobile phones that would otherwise be going to the landfill.
Have you seen any recycled cell phone art? Share links to your favorite pieces by leaving a comment below!