Waste Christmas trees go on display

Posted On November 25, 2006

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The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium has started to collect Christmas trees made of daily waste including mineral water bottles and pull-tab cans for a display later in the year.

Anyone interested in building and donating a tree must be finished by December 25. Each tree should be less than 70 centimeters tall. A display of the trees will open on December 9, according to Yang Yuan, an aquarium employee.

“We are holding the event to remind people our precious ocean is polluted by daily waste all the time,” Yang said. “We expect our visitors to realize the significance of environmental protection in the course of making the trees.”

Visitors to the aquarium can vote for their favorite tree from December 9 to January 14. Prizes will be awarded to the contributors who donate the trees earning first, second or third place in the voting, according to Yang.