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Largest sculpture made from recycled materials

On 28 April I was proud to be present at the first ever Guinness World Records  adjudication in Huelva, Spain. I had been invited by the University of Huelva to measure a giant yellow helmet which claimed to be the largest sculpture made from recycled materials.

The sculpture was imposing, elevated off the ground it was visible from my hotel room and on the morning of the unveiling the 3,283 yellow helmets gleamed proudly in the Andalucian sun. The sculptor, Rafael Melida and his team had spent 1,239 hours on this project over the last 3 months. All the plastic helmets were made with recycled plastic especially for this sculpture. They had been diligently ordered and then soldered onto a metal frame by the team of sculptors after students at the Univeristy of Huelva aided the collection of all these helmets. Read full story from publisher

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