Friday, 22 February 2008

The e-waste man mountain

A three-tonne humanoid figure made out of electronic waste is being unveiled on London’s South Bank.

include: (1) PC screens; (2) printers; (3) industrial lights; (4)
satellite dishes; (5) computer mice; (6) toasters; (7) vacuum cleaners;
(8) heaters; (9) washing machines; (10) microwaves

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has built the sculpture, which weighs three tonnes and stands seven metres tall.

It is made up of the average quantity of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) an individual disposes of in a lifetime, including five fridges, 12 kettles and 35 mobile phones. It is being displayed outside City Hall on London’s South Bank for 28 days before touring other parts of the country, including the Eden Project in Cornwall.

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