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Stowmarket and Needham Market's Yellow Fish campaign gets people thinking about what goes down our drains




Yellow fish have been stencilled beside drains in Stowmarket and Needham Market over the last two weeks.

The symbols were accompanied by leaflets given to businesses and schools to raise awareness for pollutants passing into water courses via drains.

Amber Land, who works with Groundwork’s marketing team said, “It’s a project to engage, schools, businesses and residents and get them thinking about the products we use and what ends up in our drains. The drains on our streets carry water, and anything else, such as rubbish, plastic and chemicals from washing cars into our rivers.”

The symbols were placed beside drains in the region
The symbols were placed beside drains in the region

Groundwork is a federation of charities undertaking environmental work and it has spent several days painting the symbols around the region.

The aim is to encourage people to change the habits of product use and to get people thinking about what is washed down drains.

Eco friendly cleaning products are on the market, although their use is not yet as widespread as it could be.

Yellow fish are appearing around Stowmarket and Needham Market
Yellow fish are appearing around Stowmarket and Needham Market

For more on pollution issues, read here.

For more on environmental issues, read here.


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