Largest paper bag: Wiltshire schoolchildren break Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
Bradford-on-Avon, UK--The pupils at Fitzmaurice Primary School, Bradford-on-Avon used almost a mile of brown paper, a mile of paper string and three miles of paper tape to create a 73ft-long, 50ft-wide bag which sets the new world record for the Largest paper bag (Largest shopping bag made from paper),
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: The record-breaking bag is 73ft-long, 50ft-wide and 11ft-deep and took around 300 primary school children an entire day to complete. Photo: PaperBagCo (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest shopping bag made from paper is 18.55 m (60 ft 10.3 in) long, 11.33 m (37 ft 2 in) wide and 2.94 m (9 ft 7.7 in) deep, which was achieved by Footprints X4 and Pastiwala.com and measured at the Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India, on 12 January 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest punch bag; it measures 6.97 m (22 ft 10 in) tall and 98 cm (3 ft 2 in) wide. The foam filled bag weighs 800 kg (1,763.7 lbs) and was made by Helio Dipp Jr. and Cintia Schmitt (both Brazil). The previous Guinness World Records world record for the largest shopping bag was 60ft-long and made in Gujarat, India in January 2014.
It was measured by a structural engineer who visited Fitzmaurice Primary School, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, to confirm the record had been broken.
Taking on the record was an attempt to promote using bags made from recyclable materials - the 5p levy on plastic bags is to be introduced next month.
The paper used in making the record-breaking bag will be made into smaller souvenir bags for the children to take home.