2023 Litter Report coming soon

Part 6 - Pollutants


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Register Interest to Become a Water Tester

‘What Lies Beneath’ will be the most comprehensive people-powered data collection activation of its kind – and we need your help!

You don’t need a scientific background. Your involvement will give us the insights needed to push for more ambitious standards for water quality across the UK.

Register your interest in being a part of this groundbreaking programme by filling out the form here.

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Have you downloaded the Planet Patrol app yet? Help us solve environmental issues:

  • Record the types and brands of litter you see.
  • Report pollution incidents like sewage spills, oil discharge and smothering algae.
  • Record temperature of your local river, stream, lake or canal to help us track climate change impacts.

The more people who use the app, the more evidence we can gather to influence change.


If you’d like to support our cause but can’t commit to joining the water quality testing programme, don’t worry. By donating whatever you can, you’ll help provide invaluable funding to our comprehensive citizen science programmes.

Big or small, every donation takes us a step closer to creating real change for our ecosystems.


Our supporters do brilliant things to raise funds for Planet Patrol. We’ve had supporters row across the Atlantic, an Arctic Winter Swim Challenge and a Girl Guide that fundraised as part of her Queen’s Guide Award! There are so many ways you can get involved. 

Looking for ideas? Read our fundraising blog here

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