Through the Preventing Plastic Pollution project, Westcountry Rivers Trust has been running litter clean up events throughout the Tamar over the past two years.
So far, we have logged 46 surveys which have collected nearly 8,500 items of litter, preventing it from entering our waterways and polluting our natural environments. It has been an amazing volunteer effort, with more than 250 people getting involved and collecting over 700kg of litter.
As the project is in its final year, we want to get more people involved in litter picking in the catchment and carry on looking after our river environments, so throughout October 2022 we are challenging you to litter pick in your local area.
We have 30 litter picking kits to give away to those that don’t have one already so that you can be well equipped not just for October but for years to come.
⭐ Superstar: 30 litter picks in the month
🥇 Gold: 8 litter picks in the month
🥈 Silver: 4 litter picks in the month
🥉 Bronze: 1 litter pick in the month