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Hong Kong sculpture aims to encourage tourists to recycle

Hong Kong sculpture aims to encourage tourists to recycle
19 Sep 2013

To celebrate the Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Festival, a team of designers has created a giant lantern made from plastic bottles. 

'Rising Moon', which has been constructed using 7,000 plastic bottles, is 10m high and 20m across and fitted with energy saving LED lightbulbs. 

Visitors to the city are in for a treat today (19 September) when the biggest full moon in nine years is set to align with the sculpture. 

The team behind the installation are hopeful that the project will encourage residents and tourists in Hong Kong to recycle their rubbish. 

'7,000 plastic bottles may sound like a lot, but such an amount is actually consumed in just 15 minutes every day in Hong Kong,' commented Stanley Siu, one of the sculpture's designers.

British tourist Carolyn Griffiths thinks it's a great idea: 'It makes something so beautiful of bottles. It is amazing and reminds everybody they have to recycle.' ADNFCR-408-ID-801639358-ADNFCR

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