Would you like to see plastic fishing on your local river?

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Would you like to see plastic fishing on your local river?


Environmental charity Hubbub has launched a national tour for its plastic fishing boat, where plastic is fished out of waterways from a boat made of recycled plastic. And you can decide where it goes.

Georgina Wilson-Powell

Fri 14 Dec 2018

80% of plastic found in the oceans starts off on land, often heading down rivers and canals before ending up in the sea. In London alone, a whopping 300 tonnes of rubbish is cleared from the Thames every year.

In the last 12 months, Hubbub has run a 'plastic fishing' experience in London. The first boat, Poly-Mer, has taken over 1,000 people plastic fishing around London’s Docklands collecting over 1,250 plastic bottles and generating nearly £10,000 in donations for nearby Canary Wharf College, who had the idea for a boat to be made out of upcycled plastic waste.

A second boat, The PET Project, has launched in Richmond and a third boat will be made available for community groups to raise eco-awareness, engage schoolchildren and generate revenue for projects.

Hubbub Plastic Fishing

Image Do you want to win a week's visit from the plastic fishing boat?

Want to see the plastic fishing boat turn up on your river? 

Hubbub are looking for four community groups to win a week long visit from the plastic fishing boat, where trips can be run to clear plastic waste and litter from a local river or canal.

One of these groups will then be selected to keep the plastic fishing boat permanently, continuing the fight against litter in their local community.

You can apply to to be one of those groups here.

The project has been funded by the Starbucks chain's 5p levy on single use coffee cups and the Daily Mirror who are helping to fund the national tour. 

The deadline for applications is midnight, 25 January 2019.