Recycling fish for Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole
In BCP we love our beaches and we want you to love them too. Love them and show them love!
Unfortunately our beaches have taken a bit of a battering lately – not from storms – but from a deluge of rubbish.
So this July we arranged for Nellie the recycling fish to visit us at Bournemouth’s Pier Approach. All month 6 metre long Nellie collected plastic bottles and metal cans and highlighted the problems caused by throw away waste. In just one month Nellie collected 3,500 litres of plastic bottles and cans – approximately half a tonne in weight.
But now Nellie has gone home and we need our very own BCP recycling fish to keep tackling single use waste all year long.
So along with the Final Straw Solent and Plastic Free Bournemouth we have launched a JustGiving campaign to fund Sailboat Trailers in Emsworth to make us a new recycling fish like Nellie specifically for Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole! Like Nellie, the new recycling fish will be made from scrap metal including warehouse clothing cages and vehicle parts. Please help support us in making this happen by visiting the JustGiving page and donating!
So what’s next? We urgently need to tackle the huge increase in throwaway plastic cups from our beachside bars and cafes. We’re asking the council to require beachfront traders to offer a cup return deposit scheme for drinks, of the type which many festivals were starting to operate.
If you’d like to see this happen, please send a message to BCP Council showing your support!