Waterman Aspen in the Community

Canal and River Trust Plastics Challenge

Our West Midlands team took part in the Plastics Challenge, a clean-up initiative implemented by the Canal and River Trust to help make canals and rivers a beautiful place that everyone can enjoy.

Sadly, the amount of litter and plastics in and around our waterways is still an issue as 14 million pieces of plastic end up in our rivers and canals each year. Plastics and litter on our canals and rivers are part of a much bigger global problem with over 500,000 pieces of plastic estimated to reach the ocean every year.

Starting out from our Cornwall Street office, our team used their Waterman Aspen in the Community day to volunteer to pick up the litter from the canal in Birmingham City Centre.