Treasure Your River

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For our latest campaign we have once again joined forces with Hubbub.  We are calling on businesses, residents and organisations situated along five of the UK’s biggest rivers to support a significant new campaign, preventing and reducing the amount of litter entering our waterways (and subsequently the oceans). Research from the Canal and River Trust shows that around 500,000 items of litter enter the sea from UK rivers every year and that's just in Canal and River Trust managed waterways, so it’s probably much more than that for all the UK rivers!

The latest Hubbub research shows that 48% of people don’t believe that litter entering drains can easily end up in rivers and then the sea. The survey of 2,000 UK residents also suggested that 64% of people feel helpless about tackling the ocean litter crisis and 75% would like to do more to reduce the amount of litter ending up in the sea.

The study revealed that 81% of people believe businesses should be doing more to tackle the issue. In response, Treasure your River gives organisations the opportunity to get involved in a large-scale campaign that has already brought together a strong coalition of organisations including the Rivers Trust, Thames 21, Keep Wales Tidy, Mersey Rivers Trust, Changeworks and Sustainable Hive.

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Ahoy there, mateys! We’re looking for new recruits to join our crew. 

Our rivers are the heart of our communities and are a treasured habitat for a huge range of animals and humans alike. We’re working with Hubbub, The Rivers Trust, and other partners around the UK to help keep our rivers in ship-shape and to stop litter reaching the seven seas.  

Sustainable Hive CIC are recruiting crew-mates to help with activities in Bristol, want to help us make a difference?  

From May until November we’ll be running events suitable for anyone to get on board. Here’s a taster of what you could get involved with:  

  • Join a plastic fishing trip – climb aboard a boat made from 99% recycled plastic and help us fish for rubbish and abandoned treasures.  

  • Take part in a scavenger hunt litter pick – make your mark and discover the difference you can make on a mini-litter-pick adventure.  

  • Captain our pirate (litter-eating) ghost ships – set sail whilst staying dry. Our remote controlled litter-busting boats will clear anything lurking on the water, no sailing experience required.  

  • Vote with your rubbish in pirate-themed bins – we’ll be putting pirate-themed bins around a city near you.  

 

Ready to get started? Sign up below to climb aboard.

Eager to make a difference in the meantime? Visit the Treasure Your River website to find out more about what you can do to prevent litter hitting the seven seas.

For more information about up and coming events, please click below.

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