"Junk Art" Doesn't Go to Waste

7 years 11 months 3 days ago Saturday, April 16 2011 Apr 16, 2011 Saturday, April 16, 2011 6:25:00 PM CDT April 16, 2011 in News
By: Lisa Hart

COLUMBIA - MacXprts and Creative Days Art Studio finished up their "Computer Junk Art Contest" Saturday in Columbia. This was the first year for the competition. Last weekend adults and children had the chance to create their artwork by using pieces of old computer parts. This weekend the "artwork" was on display in MacXprts store, and the public was invited to stop by and vote on the best piece. There will be two prizes for the adult and children categories: Best in Show and Best Use of Computer Parts.

MacXprts also teamed up with Mid Mo Recycling to sponsor a major recycling event for the third year in a row. People had a chance to get rid of all their old computer equipment- computers, monitors, keyboards, anything electronic. Chairman Duane Burghard said they didn't have as big of a turnout this year as they did last year.

"Anytime that anybody who shows up and brings an old monitor for example, that's mercury, that's PF -- there's a lot of chemicals and things that are not gonna go in to landfills and our water supply, that are instead going to be properly recycled," Burghard said. "So that's a good thing."

MacXprts will still take CRT monitors and destroy hard drive heads for $5. It will also continue to accept computer parts that people would like to be recycled throughout the year.

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