Six students from Transworld University used 80,000 spoons in their creation, which will be recycled after the holiday season. The spoons were provided by local branches of fast-food chain KFC.
The contest was organised by the Taichung local government.
"Christmas must be celebrated in an eco-friendly way, and it is the same when we choose clothing or when we take a shower,” Yahoo News
quoted Taichung mayor Jason Hu as saying. “An eco-friendly Christmas tree is a sign of an improved society, and a symbol of creativity.”
The Times Live
website reported that the spoons were used ones, making the design eco-friendly.
There were 227 Christmas trees made from recycled objects such as clothing, cans, bottles, drinking straws, computer discs and bamboo chopsticks created for the competition.