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The WEEE Man (WEEE = Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) stands in front of the Core building at the Eden Project in Cornwall near St Austell. (Wee (Only 2 'e's) is also a play on words as 'wee' is used to mean small by Scottish and Irish people. I think we Brits are famous for our irony - you will read below the height of the WEEE Man!) It was designed by Paul Bonomini who won a commission from the RSA (Royal Society of Arts) in response to an EU directive which now requires manufacturers of Electrical & Electronic Equipment to take responsibility for the safe disposal of equipment when it reaches the end of its useful life.

The sculpture stands 7m (23ft)tall and is made up from 3.3 tonnes of 糎EEE. This is said to be the average amount of 糎EEE each adult in the UK will dispose of in their lifetime. It is estimated that today痴 children will dispose of 8 tonnes of 糎EEE in their lifetimes. To give you an idea of scale, his teeth are computer mice (or should that be mouses? ;D)

Full length version in the WS. See what you can identify!

Opened in 2001, the Eden Project is one of the most ambitious and successful of the millennium projects partially funded by the National Lottery. Its purpose is to explore our dependence on the natural world and to encourage conservation. A huge derelict China Clay pit was used to create an amazing resource, which houses most of the important plants from all over the world. It is able to achieve the conditions for this with its huge, climate controlled 礎iomes (huge domed greenhouses). Have a look at this website Be patient and wait for the 360ー virtual tour to load and it will show you what the whole place is like.

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