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News releases relating to the environment

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13.09.2016

The Port of London is set to become the first UK port to recognise ship owners committed to progressively improving their environmental performance, as part of a wider approach to reduce the port’s environmental impact.

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Thames ship discount for environmental high performers
04.07.2016

London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross CBE has welcomed the launch today (Monday, 4 July 2016) of the Thames Vision, a framework for developing greater use of the Thames over the next twenty years.

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Deputy Mayor of London Welcomes The Thames Vision
09.06.2016

Marine environmental experts have warned a cross-party group of MPs and Peers that the impact of marine litter needs to be addressed.

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Litter choking marine environment, MPs told
15.05.2016

A multi-coloured work of art made entirely from litter is highlighting the shocking levels of dumped plastic in London’s river.

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Hard to stomach: Sculpture highlights environmental damage done by Thames litter
19.02.2016

Residents in Grays and the surrounding areas are encouraged to join one of the biggest litter picks along the beach on February 27 from 10am to 1pm. Organised by Thames21, this event aims to improve the health of the waterways along this stretch of the River Thames by using community support to bring about change.

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Join the great Grays litter pick!
04.11.2015

The London Assembly passed a motion offering its wholehearted support to the Cleaner Thames campaign, calling on Londoners to ‘do the right’ thing and make sure their rubbish goes in the bin, not in the River Thames.

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London Assembly backs Cleaner Thames campaign
30.09.2015

International explorer Paul Rose and campaign partners have joined environment charity Thames21’s foreshore clean up today (Wednesday, 30 September) and called on Londoners to ‘do the right’ thing and make sure their rubbish goes in the bin, not in the River Thames.

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Explorer Challenges London: 'Do the right thing' and look after the Thames
20.08.2015

More than a thousand Londoners have helped international conservation charity the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) with efforts to conserve marine mammals in the Thames Estuary by spotting more than 2,700 seals, porpoises, dolphins and whales over the past 10 years.

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Canary Wharf is London’s seal watching hotspot
20.03.2015

An oily swan had the Port of London Authority (PLA) to thank after it was rescued by quick-thinking staff and taken for a clean up.

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Black swan - Port of London Authority rescues oily bird
18.02.2015

A drive to make the tidal Thames cleaner for current and future generations is already helping river users change how they deal with sewage waste.

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Port of London Authority's sewage-ban-byelaw comes into force

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