World's first boat made from 99% recycled plastic launched in London

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Poly-Mer's maiden voyage
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Environmental charity Hubbub has launched the world’s first boat made from 99% recycled plastic at Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre in London.

Built to raise awareness of the growing levels of plastic pollution on Britain’s waterways, ‘Poly-Mer’ will be used to collect clear plastic litter from the Docks.

Recyclable material collected will be used to build more boats, creating a litter-busting fleet of boats.

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey MP boarded the boat for its maiden voyage, along with school children from nearby Canary Wharf College, and medal-winning British Paralympic sailor Alexandra Rickham.

Poly-mer will continue to be used by the children of the Canary Wharf College and will be accessible to members of the public and businesses interested in taking part in plastic fishing trips.

Trewin Restorick, chief executive and co-founder of Hubbub, said: “We built the ‘Poly-Mer’ to turn part of the problem into a solution and hope it will raise awareness that everyone can play their part to tackle plastic litter closer to home before it travels out to the ocean.

“We’d love to hear from people in other areas of the UK who are interested in getting involved with plastic fishing as we expand the fleet.”

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Plastic Free Totnes would love to hear more on how to get involved with plastic fishing the River Dart in Devon.
We already organise volunteer events to raise awareness and to collect plastic from the town and the riverside beaches ( low tide ) - how could we obtain a boat to work on the river - what if we were to collect enough plastic for our own boat - could this be a real objective - as i'm certain we could rally 'the troops' to make this happen .We are in the process of engaging the local chools and colleges / businesses and community groups in a campaign to reduce SUP's and raise awareness to the pollution problem. It would be fantastic to have a boat made from plastic collected in Totnes as a motivating goal for the community as a whole.
More info please .!!!

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