Chessel Bay, Southampton, is one of, if not the worst, hit areas for plastic pollution in the UK and desperately needs a good clean. There are nurdles EVERYWHERE, the impact on the environment is devastating.
We conducted a trial clean during Autumn 2021, which was successful. Even though we did make an impact, if we wanted to make a real difference, we would need to keep returning and clean for longer.
Chessel Bay Nature Reserve
Chessel Bay is a thin strip of native UK woodland based on the banks of the Itchen Estuary, Southampton UK.
It’s location is on the outside bend of a large meander in the river, meaning that it collects a large amount of debris; both natural and man made. Which has meant it has become one of the worst locations for pre-production pellet pollution.