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Sculpture of a man made of waste electronics
Izz

Check this out. This giant robot thing is made out of WEEE!

Dex

Ex-squeeze me? WEEE??

Izz

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. We dump millions of tons of this every year. Disgusting. And it often gets shipped abroad where people in poorer countries try to get some of the raw materials out. Things like copper wire. But they often do it just by burning it: it's horrible for the environment and very dangerous work for them. Most of this stuff is very toxic.

Dex

So who's in the picture? Your boyfriend?

Izz

He's the WEEE Man at the Eden Project in England. He's made up of the amount of WEEE that each typical Brit uses in a lifetime. He's 23 feet tall and made of junk. And he's NOT my boyfriend!

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