Our West Midlands team recently took part in the Plastics Challenge, a clean up initiative implemented by the Canal & River Trust to help make local canals and rivers a beautiful place that everyone can enjoy.
Staying close to your home has become more important than ever in recent times. 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.
But together we can stop this. It’s the little things we do on our doorstep that can make a world of difference. If everyone who visits one of our canals or rivers picks up just one piece of plastic, they’d be clear within a year.
Starting out from our Cornwall Street office, our team used their Waterman Aspen CSR day to volunteer to pick up the litter from the canal in Birmingham City Centre.
Well done to all the team who took part and hopefully we can all take their example to keep our canals and rivers clean and plastic free.