CORE: Recycled water bottle sculpture aims to raise awareness of global water issues

A giant sculpture made from recycled glass bottles, stationed at London’s D&D Fiume restaurant at Battersea Power Station, is aiming to raise awareness of global water issues.

The installation, known as CORE, has been created in collaboration with Creative Debuts, D&D London, and Belu Water.

Access to clean water is still out of reach for 844 million people globally. Restaurant group D&D London, which unveiled CORE at its Battersea-based restaurant Fiume last month as part of its Mindful City Campaign, is one of the first restaurant groups to enforce a group-wide ban on plastic across their bars, as part of its commitment to reducing waste and protecting the oceans.

The sculpture is made from recycled Belu glass bottles. Composed of at least 45% recycled materials, the bottles are said to have the highest recycled content possible in clear glass in the UK.

Speaking about CORE, Calum Hall, Co-Founder of Creative Debuts, said: “Made entirely out of glass water bottles, this installation aims to connect audiences, and bring attention to global water issues. Essential to all, water is life – and is at the core of all humanity.”

Ethical brand Belu donates 100% of its profits to WaterAid, helping the charity transform the lives of some of the world’s poorest communities by providing “clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene”.

During its Mindful City Campaign, which runs until 11 February, D&D London are adding an optional £1 guest donation on every bill to go towards WaterAid’s work.

The CORE sculpture will be on display at D&D London’s Fiume restaurant until 13 February.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea


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