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Rio Beach Spruced Up with Giant Fish Sculptures Made of Recycled Plastic Bottles

With the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development now on at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the historic venue has been imparted worldwide attention. The conference focuses on green economy and tries to defines pathways to a safer, more equitable, cleaner, greener and more prosperous world for all.

In a bid to inject some sense of extra environment consciousness to the venue, two giant fish sculptures have been created on the popular Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janiero.

Significant about the sculptures is that the gorgeous fish are made from recycled plastic bottles. Hundreds of empty plastic bottles have been used to make these giant structures.

During the day time, the sun’s rays reflect on the plastic body of the fish making it glitter in blue. The sculptures are illuminated during the night with blue and red LEDs and projected lights that greet visitors with sparkles.

Apart form their beauty and surprise element, they also symbolize the threats being faced by the ecosystem – especially marine life.

Each day millions of plastic bottles reach the sea or are thrown into landfills causing a high threat to the ecosystem.

The sculptures also try to bring about awareness on the importance of recycling and its connection with aquatic life. These gigantic sculptures made with recycled plastic bottles provide a new outlook to this world wide problem.

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