Waste Warrior Fish
Last updated 6.4.21
In April 2021 a 6 metre metal fish landed in Poole, Dorset to head up a war on waste, by highlighting the harm caused by marine plastic.
We have the POWER joined forces with the Final Straw Foundation to launch a JustGiving campaign to fund the bespoke waste warrior fish for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Thanks to the generosity of local donors including Plastic Free Bournemouth, plus fantastic support from LUSH and Saffery Champness LLP accountants, funds were soon raised and Sailboat Trailers in Emsworth were commissioned to make a new metal fish specifically for the area.
- 14 billion plastic drinks bottles are bought in the UK
- 12 Million tonnes of plastic end up in our ocean! That’s like a rubbish truck every minute!
- 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and 1 million sea birds are killed by marine plastic pollution
Just like Final Straw Foundation’s original Nellie fish, the new fish is made entirely from scrap metal including warehouse clothing cages and vehicle parts. The specially tailored design is mobile, enabling it to move around the area spreading the Reuse, Refill and Reduce message.
To help us name our fish go to the dedicated Final Straw Foundation webpage here and leave your suggestions by 30 April 2021.
For more information visit the Big Fish Sculptures page on The Final Straw Foundation website.
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- See coverage from Dorset Biz News Ltd here
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