We can all do our bit to prevent the build up of waste in our rivers and streams. Can you make any of these positive changes?
Banish wet wipes!
Companies' claims of wet wipes being 'flushable' officially don't hold up. All wipes contain plastic, and as a result, cause hundreds of blockages and kill wildlife. Can you kick the habit? Thames21 have some great tips here.
Reduce plastic use
Most plastics end up in our waterways, and we can learn to live without it. You can make a big difference by following these simple tips from Greenpeace.
Litterpicking is really rewarding - it helps the environment, improves our surroundings, lifts our mood and helps others. Providing you follow government guidelines, you can still litterpick on your own or with household members during daily exercise by joining the great trend of 'plogging'. Helping Hand have some great supplies to get you started.