Litter Pick by River Thames in Abingdon

April 13, 2019

Abingdon Poppy Appeal
Volunteers carried out a litter pick along the River Thames in Abingdon today.
Abingdon Poppy Appeal
It was organised by the AbiBinit! the Abingdon Litter Picking Initiative and supported by Abingdon Cuts Plastic and the Kingfisher Canoe Club in conjunction with Surfers Against Sewage.

The event saw 60 people, including children, turning up to tackle the issue of litter along the River Thames.
Abingdon Poppy Appeal
Megan is seen here with her bags of rubbish picked from Culham to Abingdon.
Abingdon Poppy Appeal
Rubbish collected included seven traffic cones, three bicycles, a shopping trolley, a street lamp, 96 glass bottles, 13 bags of plastic waste, 75 bags of general waste, and fly tipping – lots of it!.

Events like this raise awareness about how much plastic and other harmful rubbish end up in the River Thames and along it’s banks. Bin it!

There is a McDonald’s Litter Pick for young people tomorrow.

Filed under: environment

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  • 1. Horsesmouth  |  April 13, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Brilliant effort, well done all those who took part, but once again much appreciation to Richard, Frank & co at Abingdon lock, they truly are jewels in Abingdon’s crown and tomorrow (Sunday) they host the abingdon in ww2 event, respect you two – respect !

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