Thames River Watch


Plastic bag charge and beach litter: Thames21 open letter

Plastic bag charge and beach litter: Thames21 open letter

Here is Thames21’s open letter in response to last week’s story about the reported reduction in plastic bag litter following the plastic bag charge. Thames21 was pleased to hear the reported impact of the plastic bag charge on beach litter last … Read more…

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2,500 bottles stranded on the shore

2,500 bottles stranded on the shore

By AJ McConville, Thames River Watch Programme Coordinator 2,500 plastic drinking bottles. That’s the number of single-use plastic drinks bottles collected from the Thames foreshore in one day across 11 London sites. On September the 10th  2016, we co-ordinated our … Read more…

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Thames River Watch 2015

Thames River Watch 2015

This year the Thames River Watch project has been continuing to gather data all along the tidal Thames – to give us a clearer picture about the health of our mighty river – through our fantastic team of citizen science … Read more…

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Study: Antibiotic resistant bacteria in the Thames

Study: Antibiotic resistant bacteria in the Thames

  Middlesex University and Thames21 are calling for volunteers willing to collect a sample of water from the Thames. The research is looking at the ecology of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the Thames – measuring how antibiotic-resistant bacteria replicate in the … Read more…

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How to solve a problem like waterway litter?

How to solve a problem like waterway litter?

It’s the question we all want to answer; after 20 or more years of taking litter out our waterways, is there a way to finally knock this problem on the head? On the 11th November, 15 of our volunteers came … Read more…

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EXPLORER CHALLENGES LONDON: ‘DO THE RIGHT THING’ AND LOOK AFTER THE THAMES

EXPLORER CHALLENGES LONDON: ‘DO THE RIGHT THING’ AND LOOK AFTER THE THAMES

30 September 2015 EXPLORER CHALLENGES LONDON: ‘DO THE RIGHT THING’ AND LOOK AFTER THE THAMES International explorer Paul Rose and campaign partners have joined environment charity Thames21’s foreshore clean up today (Wednesday, 30 September) and called on Londoners to ‘do … Read more…

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Volunteers respond to overflows

Volunteers respond to overflows

After a soaking wet few days on the last weekend of July came another reminder of the need of upgrade London’s sewage system. With over 30mm of rain falling, water poured into our sewage pipes causing them to overflow and … Read more…

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A pioneering scheme set up to monitor the health of the tidal Thames will celebrate its first anniversary with a series of exciting foreshore activities.

A pioneering scheme set up to monitor the health of the tidal Thames will celebrate its first anniversary with a series of exciting foreshore activities.

Thames River Watch encourages members of the public to help collect information about the River – by measuring water quality, quantity and types of litter, and the spread of invasive non-native species. The data collected aims to raise awareness of … Read more…

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