A Christmas tree made out of 600 recycled plastic green bottles will be on display in Chichester.

The tree, which is in its fifth year, has visited Crawley, Horsham and Bognor.

Now, it will stand outside Jack Wills in North Street until January 2019.

A switch on ceremony will be held between 4pm and 5pm on Saturday (November, 17).

It is being hosted by the West Sussex Partnership, Chichester District Council, Chichester BID and Jack Wills.

West Sussex County Council said Tracey Graham, known as the ‘Rubbish Artist’, came up with the idea to help highlight plastic recycling.

Deborah Urquhart, the county council cabinet member for the environment, said:

“The tree is a stunning feature and we hope will serve to remind people of the importance of recycling this festive season.
“Whilst we would always encourage people to use less plastic where possible, it is also important that any plastic that is used – whether it’s bottles, pots, tubs, or trays – is recycled.

The authority said the Prebendal Choir will be singing traditional carols at the switch on ceremony.

The waste prevention team will also be on hand to answer any recycling queries and offer advice.

Ms Urquhart said:

“We hope the sight of the tree in North Street will not only help people get into the Christmas spirit but will also get them thinking about recycling in general, and maybe even prompt them to make a New Year’s resolution to ‘pass on plastic’ altogether.”

To find out more about recycling in West Sussex, click here.