NEPAL ATTEMPTS RECORD WITH A DEAD SEA OF PLASTIC BAGS

Kathmandu, Nepal - Dec 6 Nepali volunteers and school children tie up recycled plastic bags to make a sculpture representing the Dead Sea in a bid to set a new world record for the largest sculpture made out of recycled plastic bags in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday. Volunteers tied 100,000 colourful used plastic bags on a metal grid 20 metres (65 feet) long and five metres (16 feet) tall, shaped like the Dead Sea, on open ground in Kathmandu's city centre. The record attempt was organised with a slogan "One Dead Sea is enough for us. Global plastic production has grown rapidly, and is currently more than 400 million tonnes per year. It is estimated that two to five per cent of plastics wind up in the oceans, where much of it breaks down into tiny particles that harm marine life. Photo courtesy of Agencies

Last Updated: 2018-12-06

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