Cause UK have been successful in achieving widespread media coverage (including The Independent) for a Guinness World Record of the largest mosaic print made from recycled materials to mark the Tour De France Grand Depart.
Featuring the faces of previous Tour de France winners, the print aims to raise the importance of recycling plastic bottles. The spectacular piece of Art is made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles.
It’s estimated that 42,000 bottles of water will be consumed by the Tour De France cycling teams this year.
The mosaic will showcase the innovative design technology of the Yorkshire award winning recycling firm, Co2nscience, whose mission is to transform waste into Art.
Co2nscience developed a game-changing innovation for wall hanging art called Stretcher Print. Stretcher Prints are made from upcycled plastic bottles, are frameless so can come in unique sizes and shapes, and also improve the acoustics of a room by stopping sound bouncing around.
Stuart Jones, CEO of Co2nscience said, “Currently 80% of our plastic water bottles end up in Land fill and in the oceans, causing catastrophic environmental damage. Globally we consume 50 billion water bottles, that 1,500 per second! We are hoping that our print raises awareness that you can use recycled water bottles in an exciting and different way and it can be put to many different uses. Stretcher Prints have the potential to be a game-changer in the global wall print sector – just think how many millions or even billions of bottles we could upcycle along the way.”
Stuart aims to hang his world record print at the Eiffel Tower in Paris for the end of tour celebrations.
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