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Tower of hope rises high from 7000 plastic bottles

Jul 27, 2017, 8:00 AM EDT
(Source: Tony Webster/flickr)
(Source: Tony Webster/flickr)

South Africa, where about 250,000 plastic bottles are dumped into the environment every hour, is using an art sculpture to create awareness to the menace of plastic waste and pollution.

Local community in Troyeville, Johannesburg, collaborated with Artist r1 to transform nearly 7,000 plastic bottles into a 20-meter tall structure, called the iThemba Tower, which shines the message of hope at night while reminding the world of the importance of recycling plastic bottles, notes Inhabitat.

The project ran awareness campaigns at schools and developed a base of volunteers from the local population, underlining the importance of participation at micro levels, reports Time Live.

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