Yes I am using the word “literally” to mean that they are made out of trash. (Wow! The first correct usage of literally on my blog )
Since 1996, German artist HA Schult has installed one thousand life sized “Trash People” made from crushed cans, electronic waste and other rubbish as his critical commentary on constant human consumption.
They travelled as a “now time expression” to the world’s most important spots, among them Moscow’s Red Square (1999), the Great Wall of China (2001), the Pyramids of Giza (2002) and even the Antarctica (2008).
The value of each individual statue is approx. EUR 2 when burnt, according to GEW, a provider of gas and electricity services.