Big Bottle Count

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Date(s) - 02/09/2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join Thames21 and the #OneLess bottle campaign for our biggest ever counting project on the Thames.

On the 2nd September, we will be sending volunteers to around 20 collection hotspots on the Thames to count (and remove) that rising scourge of the world’s rivers and oceans – plastic drink bottles.

Over our 20 years of cleaning the Thames we have noticed how the rapid rise in the use of drink bottles has been reflected in the river. So with the help of volunteers all across the tidal Thames, we are going to attempt to count and remove all the bottles on river’s foreshore, and with that send an important message about the scale of this challenge. Last year, we visited 11 sites and retrieved 2,500 bottles. This year we are going to go a step further and visit every site where we know bottles accumulate.

We will allocate you a site in mid-August based on your preference of location. The events will be between noon and 5pm depending on tides and preference, with each survey typically taking about 1 hour. A complete list of the sites is available here.

Book your place here.



Multiple venues along the tidal Thames From Kew to Rainham Marshes London

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