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The Green Life: The Incredible Bulk

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March 01, 2006

The Incredible Bulk

The WEEE ManIf all the old cell phones, television sets, and microwave ovens you ever dumped came back to haunt you, the specter might look a lot like the WEEE Man (left). Created out of 3.6 tons of high-tech trash--the amount the average British citizen discards in a lifetime--the robotic figure stands 23 feet tall. It was built to raise awareness of the European Union's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive, which will require manufacturers and retailers to recycle their products. Find out more at weeeman.org.

(Photo by David Ramkalawon)

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