Land Yeo Friends clear plastic from Land Yeo river

PUBLISHED: 10:00 25 November 2017

Volunteers cleared plastic from the Land Yeo river.

Volunteers cleared plastic from the Land Yeo river.

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An environmental group has been spending time removing plastic from Clevedon's Land Yeo river.

The Land Yeo Friends cleared litter and debris from the scout hut in Southey Road to the outfall near Wains Hill, with plastic making up around 70 per cent of the total haul of 10 large bags.

A spokesman said: “We have all seen an increasing amount lately on news programmes and in the press about the alarming amount of plastic finding its way into our rivers, which if left ends up big time in our oceans.

“In the past 12 years in Clevedon, the volunteer group has done all in its power to help keep the Land Yeo river flowing and free of debris.

MORE: Cleaner Coastlines campaign launched.

Earlier this month the Times launched its Cleaner Coastlines campaign in a bid to earn North Somerset Plastic-Free Coastline status.

To find out more, search for Cleaner Coastlines: Weston and North Somerset plastic-free campaign on Facebook.

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