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City Bull gets recyclable double

Aluminium bull
The bull will be on show for about a week

A replica of an iconic city statue has been made out of thousands of drink cans to inspire more people to recycle.

The aluminium recreation of the famous Bull now stands alongside its bronze brother in Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre.

It is among four sculptures being unveiled in cities across the country to highlight Recycle Week.

Local artist Pamina Stewart said the new bull could be recycled at the end of the week.

She said: "The frame underneath is made of willow and bamboo because they're obviously sustainable materials.

"And then I strung the cans on top so at the end when they have finished with it they will be able to cut the string and recycle all the cans."

Recycle Week is launched by WRAP - a not-for-profit firm helping people and organisations reduce waste.

A 6m (20ft) high sculpture of Big Ben made from Coca Cola cans in London's South Bank and a replica of the Angel of the North sculpture, made out of 10,000 miniature cans, in Gateshead are also helping to mark the week.


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