A Cage floats over Thames River sweeping and collecting garbage of thrown bottles, plastics wastes.
This cage is floating along the Thames River and gathering rubbish that has been thrown into the water. "I eat rubbish!", the notice fixed to it claims, and it collects 40 tons of rubbish every year; the equivalent of 800,000 plastic bottles. Called a "passive debris collector", nine of them have been bobbing along the river for the past five years. Each has captured 10 tons of floating litter a week; bottles, cans, and plastic, that otherwise would have flowed out to sea and killed fish and birds.
If you read Dickens novels, he raves about Thames river, but he won't say the same thing if he sees the condition of the river now. Thames21 a charity group wants to keep England clean especially the Thames River where tons of bottles, cans waste are thrown. This pictured cage of Thames21, just sweeps the river and collects massive amounts of waste. Maybe after seeing this the residents will stop throwing the trash into the river. Another motorized boat they have is shown below called the Taranchewer, which collects the floating debris. They do this primarily so that the waste eventually don't wash up to the sea and affect marine life. This Thames21 project besides this trash collection, also does cleaning of Walls from graffiti, and building new wildlife habitats.
I saw once on National Geographic Channel about Galapagos Island, trash was getting collected from various parts of the world and how it destroys the local habitat especially the new born animals which gets choked to death by it.
Is your city or town surroundings clean? Do they have similar cleaning projects? We have some here in Carolina but not too much, the roads and the surroundings are getting more and more dirty. And there is no fining of the offenders even though there is a penalty for it and hardly enforced.