SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Sheilagh McCafferty’s eyes lit up as she pulled apart one of a pile of vape cartridges, a treasure trove of wiring, lithium batteries and light-emitting diode (LED) dots that the costume designer used to decorate some of her creations.
The “carts” – single-use e-cigarette devices often found littering American beaches and hiking trails – were the source of 150 shiny LED dots that the Sacramento-based artist salvaged to bedazzle a pink wool jacket, known as “If Jackie O Vaped.”
The embellished jacket is one of the highlights of a new exhibit in Sacramento, California, featuring artworks made from disassembled cartridges.
The show, called “Carts for the Arts,” is intended in part to call attention to the growing problem of vape litter and the need for manufacturers to redesign single-use products into reusable and recyclable devices.
The exhibit, sponsored by Up Kindness, a non-profit that promotes sustainability, runs through Feb….
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