Tag: plastic-pollution

COVID pandemic fails to slow the flow of the Rivers Trust movement

COVID pandemic fails to slow the flow of the Rivers Trust movement

Posted by Rebecca Duncan

2020 proved an outstanding year for the Rivers Trust movement, as we publish our review of the year this week. Despite some setbacks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, many environmental improvements were still undertaken on a large scale.     In addition to these on-the-ground achievements, The Rivers Trust has…

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Preventing Plastic Pollution: official website launch

Preventing Plastic Pollution: official website launch

Posted by Emily Cooper

The official website for our Preventing Plastic Pollution project is now live. Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) is an exciting collaboration between 18 organisations across England and France working to prevent plastic pollution in the Channel. It is an Interreg FCE project, funded by the European Development Fund. As the public are…

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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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“Rising rivers reveal the truth”

“Rising rivers reveal the truth”

Posted by Emily Cooper

After a soggy few weeks, many of our rivers are looking fit to burst. If you’ve spent time near the river recently, you have probably noticed some less than welcome guests: wet wipes, plastic bottles, and a whole host of different items which belong in the bin. Why does this…

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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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