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We're part of a new citizen science projects announced to prevent plastic pollution on English rivers

The Essex & Suffolk Rivers Trust (ESRT) will run clean-up events on the Deben Estuary and the River Gipping. The ESRT team, with assistance from partners, will collect and identify the plastics using PPP’s methodology and contribute to their growing database, allowing everyone involved to gain a better understanding of the potential sources and pathways of the plastics entering the local environment. The data will be used to help inform local government, industries, and the wider community on the most appropriate measures to reduce waste plastic in the local environment. The ESRT, with the River Deben Association, River Gipping Trust and the Pickerel Project, and all our fantastic volunteers want to see healthy plastic free rivers fit for people and wildlife.

Visit the Preventing Plastic Pollution website for the latest project updates!

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