Creepy Giant Sculpture Shows Need to Recycle

Posted on May 2, 2005

Weee Man

A giant sculpture made from scrap metal is called the Weee Man. The Weee Man is made from the amount of waste electrical and electronic products that an average UK citizen will throw away in their lifetime. Currently most of these products go straight into landfill. The robot-like figure was designed by Paul Bonomini. It is meant to act as a reminder about metal waste and to encourage the public, retailers and manufacturers to think hard about reducing this type of waste.

From January 2006 UK manufactures and retailers will be responsible for recycling this waste under new EU legislation called the WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) Directive. The Weee Man website offer tips that business and individuals can use to conserve and recycle electronics.

Photo: Weee Man

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