Rubbish Duck

Ferdinand Povel and Essi Salonen, rubbish artists at Central St Martin’s 😉

On the day that responsibility for taking care of our waterways was handed over from British waterways to the Canal River Trust two local St Martin’s College students prepared to launch the RubbishDuck – made out of 2000 plastic bottles all found in the Regent’s Canal. The YouTube short below explains why they’ve done it. The canal is such a valuable bit of rare open space in King’s Cross, thankyou St Martin’s students for highlighting such an important global and local issue!

Update from Ferdinand & Essi: “The Duck is now floating in front of the filling station where it will stay for the rest of the month, before it is going to be moved to the Pleasure Gardens for August. We have and will keep Rubbish Duck updated with new pictures on Facebook .”

Twitter: @rubbishduck                         facebook.com/RubbishDuck

Duck head, waiting to be attached to its body

Here comes the duck’s body…

Closer…

Even closer…

Inside half the duck’s body… soon to be floated on the canal

About Sophie Talbot

Sophie runs a small business designing websites for small businesses and community groups. http://www.cookiewp.com She also manages King's Cross Community Projects http://www.kccp.org.uk
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6 Responses to Rubbish Duck

  1. Clare Hill says:

    Rubbish ducky, you’re the one (sorry). Thanks so much for posting this, what a brilliant project. Will keep an eye out for the flotation. We’d be wading in even more rubbish if it weren’t for the wonderful folk of Thames 21.

  2. Claire_M says:

    Fab. Really pleased to have St Martins’ students as neighbours, will help keep the place lively and enthusiastic. This project is great.

  3. fpovel1 says:

    Hi there, about the names. We are Ferdinand Povel and Essi Salonen. The Duck is now floating infront of the filling station where it will stay for the rest of the month, before it is going to be moved to the Pleasure Gardens for August. We have and will keep Rubbish Duck updated with new pictures on Facebook.

  4. fpovel1 says:

    Thanks for posting our Duck!

    Ferdinand & Essi

  5. Matt says:

    Great work on the the duck…and is the Polar Bear in Limehouse anything to do with you too? I cycle and run past them everyday and think they’re fantastic!
    Thank you.
    Matt

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