The Council of Canadians Medicine Hat chapter has created a sculpture made out of plastic water bottles to challenge bottled water.
Chapter activist Jessica Plattner tells us, "We used it as a canopy for the table where people signed a pledge to not use single-use plastic water bottles, and had it set up at a local farmers/craft market for Bottled Water Free Day. Now it is at the public library as part of the World Water Day display."
The Canadian Press has reported, "The U.S. Container Recycling Institute estimates about 30 million plastic water bottles are thrown away, and not put into recycling containers, every day. The Polaris Institute warns that [in Canada] many plastic bottles end up in landfills 'or worse, as litter in forests, lakes and oceans' [and] estimates only 14 per cent of plastic water bottles get recycled in Ontario."