In pictures: plastic in our rivers
We are all aware of plastics in our oceans, the Great Pacific Garbage between Hawaii and California is well known, but plastic pollution is invading our rivers too. That’s why we are carrying out the most thorough survey of plastic in UK rivers to date — testing river water in 13 rivers nationwide and analysing the plastics found. Samples will be sent back to the University of Exeter and compared with samples from other major rivers across the UK with the results to be collated into a scientific report on the plastic load in UK rivers.
The pictures below document part of our survey, showing the investigation into the river Severn and Wye, where we were joined by Hollywood actor Bonnie Wright.