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Plastic bottles from Stansted Aiport weaved into artwork at London Zoo

PUBLISHED: 19:32 26 June 2018

ZSL's marine projects manager Fiona Llewellyn adds the last bottle to a 16ft high installation at London Zoo made from 15,000 discarded single-use bottles, including from London Stansted Airport during its construction Picture: DAVID PARRY/PA WIRE

ZSL's marine projects manager Fiona Llewellyn adds the last bottle to a 16ft high installation at London Zoo made from 15,000 discarded single-use bottles, including from London Stansted Airport during its construction Picture: DAVID PARRY/PA WIRE

David Parry

Plastic waste, some of which has been provided by Stansted Airport, has been weaved into an art installation at London Zoo.

A 16ft high installation made from 15,000 discarded single-use bottles collected from locations including Stansted Picture: DAVID PARRY/PA WIREA 16ft high installation made from 15,000 discarded single-use bottles collected from locations including Stansted Picture: DAVID PARRY/PA WIRE

Thousands of plastic bottles from the airport were included in the art piece highlighting perils of plastic pollution in London. Stansted says it recycles 75% of its waste and sends none to landfill

The striking work, unveiled at ZSL London Zoo, aims to highlight the problem of plastic waste, includes thousands of bottles collected at London Stansted Airport in its construction.

The 16ft building, named Space of Waste, was created by London-based artist and architect Nick Wood using unrecycled plastic collected from all around London.

Stansted’s environment manager Martin Churley said: “We were delighted to be able to use some of the waste produced on site at Stansted Airport to support the #OneLess campaign in a unique way.”

The artist said it was a “satisfying challenge”.

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