Photo by Carsten van Rossen

You’ve probably already seen the so-called Skyscraper, an eleven-metre-high object emerging from the water at TivoliVredenburg. This enormous plastic whale is made from five tons of waste fished out of the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. The animal serves as a statement against the huge volumes of plastic waste polluting the world’s rivers, seas and oceans. Utrecht University brought the animal to Utrecht and is organising events and lectures to draw attention to this topic.

> The Skyscraper Whale will stay in the canal near TivoliVredenburg until the summer