Walk Softly, Leave A Small Footprint

On London's bustling South Bank, the WEEE Man has risen. The creation of designer Paul Bonomini, the 7-m-tall humanoid figure — which looks like a menacing mechanical skeleton escaped from some Tim Burton movie — weighs 3 tons and is made of 553 pieces of electrical and electronic waste, including 95 small household appliances (such as vacuum cleaners, toasters and irons), 55 larger consumer items (TVs, video and DVD players, camcorders), 35 pieces of computer and mobile-phone equipment, 12 washing machines, 10 refrigerators and six microwave ovens.

That's roughly the amount of electronic equipment a...

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