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Last Updated: Friday, 12 May 2006, 12:16 GMT 13:16 UK
E-waste man promotes green issues
WEEE Man
WEEE Man is made of items like old washing machines and TVs
A seven-metre high robotic figure made out of old household appliance parts is going on display in Bristol.

The "WEEE Man" represents the amount of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) an average person in the UK throws away in their lifetime.

The sculpture, made from items like old televisions, mobile phones and washing machines, weighs 3.3 tonnes.

It is being built at the harbourside and will be on show from Monday helping to promote a series of 'green' events.

WEEE Man has previously been on show at London's South Bank and is being taken around the UK.

The tour is part of the European WEEE Directive, which aims to reduce the amount of this type of waste going to landfill.

It requires all manufacturers and producers to take responsibility for what happens to the products they sell at the end of their lives.


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