The River Trent has some of the highest plastic pollution in the country, shock figures have revealed.
According to environment agencies, the river contains the fifth highest amount of plastic in the UK.
The Rivers Derwent and Trent flows through the Midlands. Begins at its source in North Staffordshire & ends at its mouth where it joins the Humber Estuary.
The Trent passes through several English counties including Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Yorkshire.
CLEAN RIVERS, CLEAN OCEANS
Catching the debris would dramatically improve any river’s ecosystem and appearance. Will educate school and community groups about how rubbish discarded affects not only local waterways but the oceans.
Our oceans were flooded with an estimated 1.56 billion face masks in 2020, resulted in an additional 4,680 to 6,240 metric tones of marine plastic pollution, that will take as long as 450 years to break down.
Estimate global production of 52 billion masks manufactured in 2020, slowly becoming microplastics, negatively impacting marine wildlife and ecosystems.
River pollution is having a profound impact on the world’s waterways as it travels downstream to the oceans where scientists are warning that its long term effects will be mass extinctions and ecosystem collapse. Every year, roughly 14 billion pounds of waste is swept out to our oceans via rivers and canals. The visual, public health, and economic impacts on the adjacent communities are substantial and is creating tremendous environmental problems.
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