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Here’s how you can help stop the Thames filling up with rubbish

James Manning

Sixty years ago the Thames was declared biologically dead. Since then it’s got much cleaner, supporting hundreds of species of fish and invertebrates. But litter is a big problem for the river’s wildlife, and that’s where Londoners can help.

For Fish’s Sake is a new campaign to stop London’s rubbish ending up in the Thames. Led by the environment charity Hubbub, it’s an attempt to stop people leaving their litter in seemingly tidy places: balanced on bridges, popped down next to bins, under benches, or down storm drains.

How can you get involved? Take a stroll along the Thames from London Bridge to Tower Bridge and check out the campaign’s new series of ‘interventions’, including displays of weird rubbish pulled from the Thames and art around drain grates. And make sure your rubbish actually goes in the bin, obvs.

To find out more about For Fish’s Sake, check the Twitter hashtag #FFSLDN.

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