Thames21 has once again joined forces with the Environment Agency and Rotary to call on volunteering, community and environmental groups to come forward and sign up to the Plasticblitz 2023 and take part in a mass clean-up of waste from water bodies between Sat 27th May to Sun 11th June 2023.
The Plasticblitz event has grown in numbers year on year, starting as a local trial event before expanding to cover the Thames region, and now as a first for the Plasticblitz, it is extending across the UK! This year we are aiming for the Plasticblitz to be bigger and better than ever, and we would love your support!
Participating groups will also be asked to collect data on the types of plastic pollution they find during their events, allowing us to build an evidence base on the extent to which plastic and other materials are threatening our rivers. This data will feed into the EU wide Preventing Plastic Pollution project. There are both bank-based and boat/canoe/paddle-based methods available, with specific Environment Agency teams tackling assets such as weirs, locks and trash screens.
Please note, as Plasticblitz events are self-led, participating groups must risk assess their own events and be covered by public liability insurance.
Please complete this form to sign up today!