Children making of a mosaic from discarded bottle tops during the Museum's Plastic Awareness Weekend

Children making of a mosaic from discarded bottle tops during the Museum's Plastic Awareness Weekend

Children making of a mosaic from discarded bottle tops during the Museum's Plastic Awareness Weekend

Children embrace Plastic in the Thames campaign

A successful weekend event at the Museum highlights the ongoing problem of plastic pollution.

Evidence of London's river of rubbish shocked the public in a recent report. Many came out to show their support at a Museum weekend event in January, run in conjunction with Thames21 and EcoTales.

Child collecting rubbish

An enthusiastic supporter practices picking up litter at the Museum

 

Following his work on the Plastic in the Thames paper, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Dr Paul Clark and his team are looking for funding to continue their collaboration with charity EcoTales. 

'There has been little work on plastics in rivers,' said Dr Clark. 'It's important we keep the momentum going.'

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