Did you know that litter dropped on the street miles away from the coast doesn’t stay there. Rainwater and wind carries plastic waste into streams and rivers, and through drains eventually leading to the sea.
SeaScapes have joined forces with the Wear Rivers Trust and partners to look at way of reducing plastic entering rivers at source to reduce the damage to habitats, reducing water pollution and potentially injuring or killing wildlife.
We are looking at ways of monitoring the amount and types of litter coming down the river as well as setting up an Education group with Environmental Education Specialists across the County and installing a barrier on the river to trap rubbish. We have a sub group set up to look at plastic from agriculture too! There’s lots going on!
More information can be found on our newsletter: https://exploreseascapes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/051023-Final-Plastics-newsletter-3.pdf