Can you help us to name the new Waste Warrior fish sculpture that is going to live in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area? We’d love to hear your suggestions, and will choose one of them to use as the fish’s name! We already have one big fish, named Nellie (so that name is taken!) who has been busy highlighting the impact of plastic pollution on the environment, collecting bottles and cans for us over the last couple of years. We are excited to be launching this new sculpture as a permanent feature in the BCP area.
You can submit your suggestion until 6pm on Friday 30th April 2021.
In late 2020, we joined forces with We have the POWER to launch a JustGiving campaign to fund a bespoke recycling 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 fish sculpture specifically for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
This new big fish sculpture 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 message about looking after our environment and wildlife.
The new structure is being adopted as part of the Leave Only Footprints campaign to engage with residents, visitors, businesses and the wider community to help protect the local environment and reduce litter and pollution.