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Your personal impact

Take a look around your home - how many products with a battery or plug do you own? Surprised? At the moment, they all eventually go to landfill, but under new waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) legislation, many of them will have to be recycled.


What’s in your house?
Here are some of the products owned by a 14–year–old boy. He has 16 electrical and electronic products in his house which he owns. If everyone in the UK had the same amount, that would mean more than 960 million electrical and electronic products.

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* CLICK HERE to calculate how much "nature" your mobile phone and personal computer require » *
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FURTHER INFORMATION
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The Rough Guide to Ethical Shopping
D. Clarke, Rough Guides Ltd, 2004

The Green Consumer Guide
J. Elkington and J. Hailes, Gollancz, 1988

Manual 2000
J. Elkington and J. Hailes, Hodder & Stoughton, 1998

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


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LOOK AT HOW MANY ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS DIFFERENT PEOPLE OWN
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55 year old parents
30 year old couple
14 year old boy


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* At the moment all these products go to landfills


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MEASURE YOUR PERSONAL IMPACT

Using the Footprinting tool, you can quickly calculate how much nature your mobile phone and personal computer require. But be aware that you most likely also use many other products such as a stereo, refrigerator, TV and lights – each of these will come with their own ecological footprint – some of them with an even larger footprint than your mobile or PC.
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WHAT IS ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINTING?

Our individual impact on the earth is probably much greater than we realise. Imagine how much energy goes into producing moving and cooking the food we eat in a lifetime, or the energy and resources we use up with the clothes we wear, the hobbies we choose or the work we do. Taken together, the numbers become overwhelming – we use more goods and services than nature can regenerate.
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* about the weee man

ABOUT THE WEEE MAN

The WEEE man is more than just a sculpture. Designed by Paul Bonomini, the seven-meter figure forms part of the RSA‘s drive towards a zero waste society. Made from a range of electrical and electronic products covered by the new EU WEEE directive, the WEEE man represents the amount of electrical waste that the average British person will produce during their life.
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