Tag: plastic-pollution

France and England work together to tackle channel waste

France and England work together to tackle channel waste

Posted by Jayne Mann

The Rivers Trust joins 18 partners in England and France, in a bid to prevent plastic hotspots in the Channel. Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) will develop a model to gather data on the amount and likely sources of plastic pollution at seven pilot sites: Brest Harbour, Bay of Douarnenez, Bay…

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The Waterpocalypse: Pollution

The Waterpocalypse: Pollution

Posted by Emily Cooper

This World Water Week, we're investigating four of the most serious threats facing water across the globe: the Four Horses of the Waterpocalypse. Of all the manmade problems facing our water, pollution is one of the most insidious. For years, we have pumped the oceans and rivers full of waste.…

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River Keekle Restoration

River Keekle Restoration

Posted by Emily Cooper

On the surface, this photo of the River Keekle portrays an idyllic scene. Look a little closer, and you'll find a very sinister problem lurking beneath the surface. Take a closer look at the riverbed. That black sheet protruding out of the river? That's plastic. During the 1990s, mining took…

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Eden Rivers Trust: The Litter Monster

Eden Rivers Trust: The Litter Monster

Posted by Emily Cooper

Today, we're taking the time to remember one of our favourite projects from 2018: the Litter Monster. So, what exactly┬áis the Litter Monster? Rather than telling you, take a look at the photo up above. Pretty amazing, right? The Litter Monster took up residence at the Eden River's Trust collaborative…

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Is the plastics crisis the last straw for the future of our rivers?

Is the plastics crisis the last straw for the future of our rivers?

Posted by Jayne Mann

On Wednesday 19th June, a comprehensive survey of plastics in rivers was released by Greenpeace, which revealed some shocking results about the state of our rivers in the UK. The leading headline was that the River Mersey was found to be proportionately more polluted than the infamous Great Pacific Garbage…

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