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7000 recycled plastic bottles used to make giant lantern in Hong Kong

A worker carrying a box of plastic bottles to be part of a three-storey high lantern made of recycled plastic bottles on Sept 12, 2013, in Hong Kong.
A worker carrying a box of plastic bottles to be part of a three-storey high lantern made of recycled plastic bottles on Sept 12, 2013, in Hong Kong.
A worker sorts out the electric cables of a three-storey high lantern made of recycled plastic bottles on Sept 12, 2013, in Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: AFP
A worker sorts out the electric cables of a three-storey high lantern made of recycled plastic bottles on Sept 12, 2013, in Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: AFP
Workers sort out electric cables inside a three-storey high lantern made of recycled plastic bottles on Sept 12, 2013, in Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: AFP
Workers sort out electric cables inside a three-storey high lantern made of recycled plastic bottles on Sept 12, 2013, in Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: AFP
Workers sort out electric cables attached to plastic bottles as part of a three-storey high lantern made of recycled plastic bottles on Sept 12, 2013, in Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: AFP
Workers sort out electric cables attached to plastic bottles as part of a three-storey high lantern made of recycled plastic bottles on Sept 12, 2013, in Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: AFP
Workers sort out electric cables on a three-storey high lantern made of recycled plastic bottles on Sept 12, 2013, in Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: AFP
Workers sort out electric cables on a three-storey high lantern made of recycled plastic bottles on Sept 12, 2013, in Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: AFP
A giant lantern has been constructed out of 7,000 recycled plastic bottles and other recyclable materials in Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: AFP
A giant lantern has been constructed out of 7,000 recycled plastic bottles and other recyclable materials in Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: AFP

(AFP) - A giant lantern has been constructed out of 7,000 recycled plastic bottles and other recyclable materials in Hong Kong. 

Named Rising Moon, the lantern will be displayed as part of the Mid-Autumn Festival and aims to raise awareness about the importance of environmental conservation.