In an effort to show citizens of Minnesota how much paper they waste and how important recycling is, they set a new world record. They made the largest paper ball ever assembled. In keeping with Guinness World Records guidelines, no adhesives or tape was used.

The paper ball measured 9 feet 7 inches tall and 32.2 feet in circumference. It weighed 426 pounds and was made to show residents how much paper they throw away every 30 seconds. The ball was held together with paper netting. Alas, if you want to see the paper ball, you won’t be able to: The agency recycled it, turning it into cardboard for cereal boxes.