New Singapore record set for largest wall made of recyclable plastic bottles

A Sembcorp employee helping to build Singapore’s largest wall made of recyclable plastic bottles. -- PHOTO: SEMBCORP INDUSTRIES
A Sembcorp employee helping to build Singapore’s largest wall made of recyclable plastic bottles. -- PHOTO: SEMBCORP INDUSTRIES
Sembcorp’s Group President & CEO, Mr Tang Kin Fei, receiving the certificate for Singapore’s largest wall made of recyclable plastic bottles from an official of the Singapore Book of Records.-- PHOTO: SEMBCORP INDUSTRIES
Sembcorp’s Group President & CEO, Mr Tang Kin Fei, receiving the certificate for Singapore’s largest wall made of recyclable plastic bottles from an official of the Singapore Book of Records.-- PHOTO: SEMBCORP INDUSTRIES

SINGAPORE - A new record was set on Saturday, for Singapore's largest wall made of recyclable plastic bottles.

The 6m-by-2.5m wall is made up of 3,793 recyclable plastic bottles, and includes a world map centrepiece which was put together using 600 bottle caps.

This was built by Sembcorp employees and their families and friends, at the company's One Team Carnival at Gardens by the Bay.

They began building the wall at 4pm, and the last bottle was put in place by Sembcorp's group president and chief executive Tang Kin Fei three hours later.

Sembcorp said it wanted to increase awareness on recycling in a fun and spectacular way, involving both the young and old, in line with its commitment to sustainability.

The initiative also supports the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint 2015, announced earlier this month, which spells out targets to increase recycling rates to 70 per cent by 2030, up from 61 per cent last year.