How can you stop pollution in our waterways?

Water pollution is an increasing problem across the UK. Pesticides, fertilizers, and animal waste from the agriculture industry are contaminating our waterways, lakes and waters that surround our island. And it’s not just a home-grown problem, with over 180 million tonnes of toxic chemicals and pollutants running into lakes, rivers, and oceans across the globe annually.

Fortunately, there are a few simple changes that all businesses in the UK can adopt to help reverse this trend and reduce the contaminants entering our waterways. Paint and oil are among the products that are widespread across the UK but are often overlooked.

Property owners can often make small changes to limit the pollutants that find their way into storm drains. Planting a rain garden and storing and removing possible pollutants safely and securely are great ways to do this, but it is also important to consider potential risks after heavy rain and flood water.

By attending business-focussed events like the Contamination Expo Series, the Flood Expo, and Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo (all taking place on the 27th & 28th of September at ExCeL London), you can discover the ways you can protect your local waterways and community from the hazardous pollutants on your property.

Register for you free ticket on the Contamination Expo Series registration page.