A selection of media coverage of our work from 2021:
25 November 2021
Mountain of wet wipes formed in the Thames
We released new data with the Port of London Authority and Tideway to show how wet wipes were changing the shape of the River Thames.
19 November 2021
Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram endorses Plastic-Free Mersey project at litter pick
05 November 2021
Urban rewilding: The Londoners attracting wildlife to the capital through conservation projects
Head of improving rivers John Bryden is interviewed on our London rewilding achievements.
02 November 2021
Plastics in wet wipes should be banned, says Labour MP
Deputy CEO Chris Coode interviewed by BBC News on how wet wipe mounds were changing the shape of the River Thames.
02 November 2021
10-Minute Rule Bill on wet wipes
BBC Radio 5
The Thames riverbank is covered with wet wipes. CEO Debbie Leach was interviewed about the problem by BBC’s Rachel Burden.
28 October 2021
Wetlands to be used to stop catastrophic flooding in Harrow and Barnet
Our flood resilience Silk Stream project was featured in this title ahead of its official launch.
01 October 2021
The Thames is being reshaped by wet wipes
The Thames is rank. Really, really rank. It’s being literally reshaped by thousands of muddy, mooshy, wet wipes that are flushed down the toilet by lazy Londoners and enter the river from overflowing sewage systems when it rains. Charming.
30 September 2021
River Thames: Mounds of wet wipes reshaping waterway
We released new data with the Port of LondThames River Watch coordinator A.J McConville discusses the wet wipe menace with the BBC.
22 July 2021
River Mersey project launched to tackle plastic litter
The amount of plastic waste in the River Mersey is to be studied in a widespread survey to try to tackle the problem of littering.