A sculpture made from plastic bottles displayed in the Green Sculpture event at Estella Place mall. VNS Photo Hồng Linh
HCM CITY — A competition and exhibition called Green Sculpture is being held at Estella Place, Thủ Đức City to display sculptures made from recycled materials.
The event, held by property developer Keppel Land, Starbucks Vietnam, Kingsmen and Estella Place aims to raise awareness about the impact of plastic waste on the environment and encourage the public to reduce consumption of single-use plastics.
Contestants participating in the competition made sculptures from recycled materials.
More than 60 projects have been registered for the competition, mostly by students from universities in HCM City.
The organisers have selected the top 12 most impressive works to display at the Estella Place mall from July 1 to July 7.
From the above 12 projects, the judges will choose the best projects for first, second and third prizes.
The top three projects will be displayed at Saigon Sport City in District 2, a smart and sustainable urban project, developed by Keppel land and Keppel Urban Solutions.
Speaking at the event, Joseph Low, director of Keppel Land, stressed that sculptures made from recycled materials are a great visual representation of the connection between our plastic usage and the dangers of its impact on nature.
Nguyễn Thị Thanh Mỹ, deputy director of HCM City’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, said that she highly appreciated the contest organised by Keppel Land. These contests and events would contribute to raising public awareness about domestic waste and environmental protection, she said.
“Through this event, we also see young people's good awareness of environmental protection. I hope in the future there will be more events like this so that young people can speak their thoughts on the issue of environmental protection,” she said. VNS