Dorset

Recycled bottle artwork installed at highest point on Dorset coast

The sculpture Image copyright National Trust
Image caption The sculpture was created in response to a study that found the oceans are polluted with about 10m metric tonnes of plastic every year

A sculpture made of 250 recycled plastic bottles has been installed on the highest point on the south coast.

The artwork is called Ten Million and stands on top of the Golden Cap above cliffs between Charmouth and Bridport in Dorset.

It was created by Zac Greening to highlight pollution around the coast.

The "light cube" symbolises one of the 10m metric tonnes of plastic that researchers believe are dumped into the sea every year.

It will be in place until early January, and will be illuminated from late afternoon until around 21:00 GMT.

The sculpture has been installed as part of the National Trust's 2015 Coastal Festival.

Helen Mann, the trust's general manager for west and north Dorset, said the sculpture was "an innovative way to help highlight the issues of plastic pollution in our seas and around our coast".

Image copyright National Trust
Image caption The artwork will be in place until early January and will be illuminated from late afternoon until around 9pm

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