Largest drinking straw sculpture (supported)

Largest drinking straw sculpture (supported)
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Von Wong, Zero Waste Saigon
3.3 m tall; 8 m long; and 4.5 m wide dimension(s)
Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)
22 January 2019

The largest drinking straw sculpture (supported) is made from 168,037 straws, and was achieved by Von Wong (Canada) and Zero Waste Saigon (Vietnam) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on 22 January 2019.

The sculpture depicts a parting plastic sea. The sculpture was used to raise awareness for single-use plastic pollution. Over the course of 6 months, straws were collected from clean-up groups organized by Zero Waste Saigon and Starbucks all across Vietnam. It took between 20 to 50 volunteers to help create the sculpture across multiple days. The sculpture measures 3.3 m (10 ft 9 in) tall, 8 m (36 ft 2 in) long and 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in) wide.