In this century upgrading your electronics often is fairly common. whether its a laptop or a PC or a cellphone. We either discard these electronics products or sell it off. Unlike other materials electronic waste doesn’t get decomposed or eradicated from the earth naturally. they require special technologies. you would be surprised to know that only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled but on the other hand it takes 530 lbs of fossil fuel, 48 lbs of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water to manufacture one computer and monitor.
Electronic waste from equipment of all sizes includes dangerous chemicals like lead, cadmium, beryllium, mercury, and brominated flame retardants. When we dispose of gadgets and devices improperly, these hazardous materials have a high risk of polluting the air, contaminating soil, and leaching into water sources.
Julie Alice Chappell’s is few of those environmentally-minded artists, taking materials that would otherwise go to waste and creating instead something beautiful with them. Her
intriguing series entitled Computer Component Bug depicts the e-waste recycling into an amazing art.
Julie is doing her bit of recycling by transforming old circuit boards and computer components into beautiful winged insects.