Public Realm Services (PRS) and members of the Thames Dragons dragon boat club have taken it upon themselves to clean the water they race in. Tired of the amount of plastic waste in their waters, the Thames Dragons decided to join in the Great British Spring Clean and get rid of the rubbish polluting their waters.
Staff at PRS, part of Newham Council, helped in their fight against plastic pollution by helping them collect litter on Sunday 24 March. In just a few hours, they filled 12 bin bags with plastic rubbish—mostly broken-up plastic and drinks bottles.
PRS which covers the Royal Albert Docks lent the team of litter-pickers to help them keep the dock clean.
The clean-up was organised as part of the Great British Spring Clean by the litter charity Keep Britain Tidy.