Cheer for Earth Day with WEEE-Man



This is WEEE-Man. WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, waste which usually ends up in landfill but from which this seven-foot tall piece of artwork was constructed. His teeth are computer mice, his eyes the doors of front-loader washers. Within the structure there are kitchen appliances such as toasters and microwave ovens; large appliances like washers and tumble dryers; plenty of computer-related equipment and even an electric lawn-mower.


The WEEE-Man currently lives at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. When we visited last month, I have to say I was totally fascinated by this installation. The second picture above gives a better idea of the WEEE-Man’s size and, when you’ve taken that in, here’s the thought I’d like to leave you with this Earth Day: the amount of material used to construct this structure is equivalent to the amount that an average individual will throw away during his or her lifetime. Shocking, eh?

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". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

3 thoughts on “Cheer for Earth Day with WEEE-Man

  1. wandermom

    @workerbee: gosh I’m such a doofus. Thank you. You’re right, it’s 7 meters tall. I swear I used to speak metric. It’s this living in the US which is causing me to regress…

  2. Workerbee

    Well, you were in the UK so it is understandable. They and Ireland still do many imperial measures. That and drive on the wrong side.

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