9 tonnes of plastic removed from the River Keekle | Cleator Moor | Cumbria: Little Ireland
Little Ireland is a local hub keeping residents informed of occurrences in and around the town with in-depth coverage. News, history, photos, and lots more. If you want to read news about, cleator moor health centre, cleator moor celtic, cleator moor post office, cleator moor activity centre, cleator moor library, cleator moor taxis, cleator moor chemist, cleator moor dentist, cleator moor weather, cleator moor abc, cleator moor age uk, cleator moor autobodies, cleator moor accommodation, cleator moor astroturf, cleator moor army cadets, cleator moor attack ,cleator moor activity centre whitehaven ,cleator moor bowls centre , cleator moor bike shop, cleator moor brass band, cleator moor boxing club, cleator moor brewery, cleator moor businesses, cleator moor bus times, cleator moor bowling green, cleator moor business centre, b&b cleator moor, cleator moor council, cleator moor credit union, cleator moor crash, cleator moor chattanooga, cleator moor celtic twitter, cleator moor , umbria, c & e builders cleator moor, c and c taxis cleator moor, cleator moor doctors, cleator moor dental clinic, cleator moor dental centre, then you have come to the right place!


What's more, Little Ireland also covers cleator moor dentist, cleator moor dog kennels, j d autos cleator moor, cleator moor emergency dentist, cleator moor events, cleator moor england, cleator moor emeralds, cleator moor to egremont bus times, cleator moor to egremont, cleator moor industrial estate, cleator moor to ennerdale bridge, cleator moor cumberland england, cleator moor fellview, cleator moor fc, cleator moor flower shop, cleator moor football club, cleator moor fitness centre, cleator moor facebook, cleator moor florists, cleator moor funeral directors, cleator moor fitness classes, cleator moor for sale, cleator moor garage, cleator moor gp, cleator moor gun shop, cleator moor google maps, cleator moor grotto, cleator moor gun club, cleator moor gbh, cleator moor celtic ground, cleator moor history, cleator moor houses for sale, cleator moor hotels, cleator moor health centre birks road, cleator moor health centre pharmacy, cleator moor hairdressers, cleator moor health centre prescriptions, cleator moor indoor bowling club.


If that doesn't whet your appetite, then what about the following from Little Ireland? cleator moor indian, cleator moor irish, cleator moor iron ore mines, cleator moor indian takeaway, cleator moor walk in centre, cleator moor jobs, cleator moor celtic juniors, cleator moor man, cleator moor murders, cleator moor mines, cleator moor methodist church, cleator moor medical centre, cleator moor masonic hall, cleator moor man found dead, cleator moor masonic centre, cleator moor market ,cleator moor news ,cleator moor new houses ,cleator moor nursery school, cleator moor revealed, cleator moor rightmove, cleator moor restaurants, cleator moor road closure, cleator moor rugby club, cleator moor recycling, cleator moor railway, cleator moor roll of honour, cleator moor surgery, cleator moor shops, cleator moor school, cleator moor sports centre, cleator moor sports field, cleator moor swimming pool, cleator moor spiritual church, cleator moor surgery birks road, cleator moor takeaway, cleator moor to whitehaven, cleator moor travis perkins, cleator moor town councillors, cleator moor credit union opening times.

9 tonnes of plastic removed from the River Keekle

SHARE:

The first phase of our £1.5m partnership project with the Environment Agency to remove a plastic liner from the bed of the River Keekle is now complete, with a bench and picnic table made from the recycled plastic marking the spot.

The project will remove the liner, which is causing erosion and plastic pollution, from a 2.5km stretch of the river. In the first phase this summer, nine tonnes of plastic were removed from a 170 metre trial site and the riverbed restored with stone. The project team experimented with different methods of removing and recycling the plastic to find the best way to complete the remaining 2.3km restoration in summer 2020.

The plastic removed from the Keekle is being recycled, with the sheets shredded, cleaned and used in the manufacture of recycled plastic lumber. Some of the plastic from the trial site has been made into a bench and picnic table at Walkmill Community Woodland car park to mark the project’s success so far. The recycling and manufacture has been done by Dumfries-based Plaswood from Berry BPI, who have generously supported the project by covering some of the costs involved.

Plastic removed in phase one of the clean-up
Luke Bryant, Project Manager, said: “The first phase went wonderfully and was really successful. We did a huge amount of planning and preparation which meant we could hit the ground running during the good weather in June and July and the work to remove the plastic and restore the riverbed took less than four weeks.

“We’re already seeing massive positive changes in the restored section. There’s natural gravel, cobbles and sediment deposition in places which is proof that the river is re-naturalising itself now the plastic isn’t in the way. We estimate that 100 to 150 tonnes of plastic will be removed next year, leaving the full 2.5km stretch restored, with the potential to become great habitat for fish spawning.”

A key reason for the success of the trial was the river being temporarily diverted around the site while the work was completed, enabling the team to work in a dry river. With a 170m stretch it was possible to pump the river through a temporary pipe, but an alternative plan was needed for next year’s 2.3km section. The river will be diverted into an adjacent channel while work takes place and then reconnected afterwards.

The project is part of the Environment Agency’s River Restoration Programme in Cumbria – one of the biggest portfolios of river restoration projects in the UK.

This year’s trial phase was funded by the Environment Agency at a cost of £175,000. Phase two has been awarded £1.3m by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development’s Water Environment Grant.


/fa-chart-line/ Page views:

Name

Book,1,Cleator Moor History,42,Cleator Moor News,79,Copeland Borough Council,64,Cumbria News,975,Jobs In Cleator Moor,6,News,1271,Photography,16,Photos For Sale,9,Photos Of Cleator Moor,7,Photos of Cumbria,9,UK News,124,Walking Routes,3,West Cumbria News,108,Whats On,9,Your MP,36,
ltr
item
Cleator Moor | Cumbria: Little Ireland: 9 tonnes of plastic removed from the River Keekle
9 tonnes of plastic removed from the River Keekle
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NSiX8wdkxqk/XftH7S-FXxI/AAAAAAAAWGE/V-VKciT6-jw8wXRvvU4Csh835DvQlEcVACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/keekle-after.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NSiX8wdkxqk/XftH7S-FXxI/AAAAAAAAWGE/V-VKciT6-jw8wXRvvU4Csh835DvQlEcVACLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/keekle-after.jpg
Cleator Moor | Cumbria: Little Ireland
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/2019/12/9-tonnes-of-plastic-removed-from-river.html
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/2019/12/9-tonnes-of-plastic-removed-from-river.html
true
4367044361856627147
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LITTLE IRELAND ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content