River Rhymney at Lamby Way (12 October 2019)

For their Marine Clean Cymru event, 24 volunteers (and two dogs) from CRG returned to the foreshore of the River Rhymney at Lamby Way, which they cleaned for the first time in March 2018.

They were pleased (and relieved!) to see rather less rubbish than last year, but were still confronted with a big task.

Undaunted, they eagerly set to work.

The variety of items found was generally as predictable as ever — predominantly plastic drinks bottles and other plastic containers, plus plastic straws, miscellaneous household items, plastic ducks (several of which still had the number on from the “duck race” they’d been used for), gas bottles…
… thousands of bits of polystyrene packing, lots of footballs, children’s toys (including three large ‘ride-in’ cars), and a few large items (like fridges).
A mere 2 hours later the foreshore had been cleared of over 850kg of waste, including 50 bags of plastic bottles and 48 bags of general rubbish.

All plastics were recycled in Lamby Way Recycling Centre and all metal will be weighed-in by CRG as scrap.

Thanks to everyone who came along to help!

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