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Image from WEEE Man

WEEE Man is a massive pile of technojunk brought out of the netherworld of the e-waste stream.

As an educational project, the WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) Man site provides useful resources for teachers and students. Their overview is a good place to start on the big picture of the project.

Objectives of the WEEE Directive

  • to increase reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery, leading to a reduction in the amount of waste going to landfill or incineration
  • to improve the environmental performance of all operators involved in the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment
  • to set criteria for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE
  • making producers responsible for financing most of these activities – private householders are to be able to return WEEE without charge

Collin wrote about WEEE Man a few months ago, and there have been features on Treehugger, Hackaday, Neatorama, and Trifter.

Have you made a WEEE boy or WEEE girl? Do you think you could do something to make a change? Give it a try, and tell us about your ideas for solutions in the comments.