A giant plastic bottle has taken pride of place in Coleg Menai's main library in Bangor to highlight environmental issues.

The 9ft 5ins construction is the centrepiece of an information display about plastics, recycling, the environment and volunteering at the Bangor campus library. 

It is in place for a whole week from November 26th to 30th.

Learning resources assistant, Rhiannon Pugh, who created the piece, said:

It took quite some time to plan and think about - but once I had it all clear in my head it was fairly quick to actually build!

The environment is of course a huge topic and it's important we're conscious of what we waste and look after our community. I wanted to explore how the whole world is really our community.

The project explores issues that fall under the Education for Sustainable Development and Global Guidance (ESDGC) learning initiative.

ESDGC is not an additional subject, but described by the Welsh Government as an "ethos that should be embedded throughout schools" that helps develop attitudes, understanding and skills.

The giant bottle itself was assembled using gardening mesh and a bamboo framework, with a layer of newspapers on top that was then a covered in a blue plastic bag.

The lid is a simple salad spinner.

As part of the week, students, staff and visitors are also invited to share their top tips for reducing plastic use with a crowd-sourced padlet.com information board on display at the library.

There is also a wealth of information on volunteer work at the library throughout the week, put on display by Bangor Student Union President Charlotte Till.

She said:

It's important to raise awareness about all the volunteering opportunities that's actually out there.

I didn't realise quite how many opportunities there are out there and volunteering is great to build your CV and contribute to things like your Welsh BAC as a student.

For more information about courses at Coleg Menai, visit www.gllm.ac.uk.