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Whales set sail in Bristol city centre

The whales have been put in Millennium Square as part of Bristol Green Capital 2015 Credit: ITV News

Two life-size whales made of willow are being unveiled in Bristol's Millennium Square this weekend - but they're marooned in a 'sea' of 70,000 plastic bottles.

The temporary art installation, designed and built by Cod Steaks and initiated by Artists Project Earth, is there to mark Bristol's status as European Green Capital - and to challenge Bristolians to use fewer single-use plastics like supermarket shopping bags.

Green Capital six months on - has it made any difference?

Bristol is now half way through its year as European Green Capital - Mayor George Ferguson said he wanted the title to celebrate Bristol's environmental achievements, and act as a catalyst for change - in other words, to make the city even greener.

But with six months in, how well is it achieving those aims, and and what sort of things is the money being spent on?

Caron Bell reports.

High wire stunt launches Green city status

High wire stunt launches Green city status Credit: ITV News

An ambitious year for Bristol began with an ambitious and stunning high wire crossing in the Cumberland Basin.

Crowds held their breath as Hollywood couple Jade and Karine lit up the night sky, officially launching the city's year as European green Capital.

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