City Bridge Trust has awarded London-based environmental charity Hubbub Foundation with £77,250 to host educational plastic fishing trips in the River Thames on “the world’s only boat made of recycled plastic.” The fishing trips aim to help reduce littering and the increasing amount of plastic found in the River Thames.
Working with different groups of children over the next three years, the educational program will help expand children’s knowledge of the Docklands Basin and create a catalyst for behavior change around how the younger generations see and treat the river.
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The Hubbub Foundation, a London based environmental charity, has been given £77,250 to take children on educational ‘plastic fishing’ trips in the River Thames on “the world’s only boat made of recycled plastic”.
The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder and London’s largest independent grant giver, City Bridge Trust, awarded the money to Hubbub Foundation UK to combat littering and the increasing amount of plastic found in the River Thames.
Hubbub, based in Westminster, built ‘Poly-Mer’, claimed to be the world’s first boat made from 99% recycled plastic waste, to raise awareness of the growing levels of plastic pollution in Britain’s waterways. The initiative was developed in partnership with Canary Wharf College, a local school that wanted to tackle the issue.