Thames 21 regularly hold clean up days along the Thames foreshore.
This spectacular sequence of photos shows the mammoth amount of effort volunteers put in, as well as the organising team, to clear up the phenomenal amount of rubbish.
To find out dates of further clean ups visit Thames21
An afternoon in the mud!
About 15 volunteers from Thames21, London Broncos – as well as Buck their large furry mascot – Hounslow Recycling Team, a few of local residents (including the landlord of the Watermans Arms), Andrew Dakers, Diana Hardie and myself from BRAG descended onto the muddy banks of the Thames whilst the tide was out. We pulled out two skips full of rubbish which had been dumped in this small stretch – including the obligatory shopping trolley, tyres, car batteries and old boots, but also an ZX Spectrum computer and two cassette players!