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Paddle & Pick – Recycling Week

Wed 27 September 2017
Paddle & Pick – Recycling Week

As part of National Recycling Week we are giving you the opportunity to try Paddle Boarding and help clear the canal of litter!

Merchant Square is a great canal-side spot to escape the hectic London life, relax and get in touch with nature. Unfortunately, in places, the canal is still blighted by litter and plastic waste. Much of this litter ends up in open ocean, is ingested by fish and marine mammals and enters the food chain. Help us keep our waterways cleaner! Merchant Square has joined forces with Active360 and Go Boat to arrange a lunchtime clean-up operation of the basin.

Together, we want to encourage individual and group action to refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle plastic, starting at home in London. Join us in clearing the canal of litter and plastic waste, using stand-up paddleboards and canoes.

Event: Paddle & Pick at Merchant Square

Dates: September 27 and September 29, 2017

Time: 12-2pm

Venue: Rolling Bridge, Merchant Square

Attendance is free, but places are limited and advance registration is required. To make sure we have enough SUPs and canoes, please reserve your spot in the Active360 online calendar at

All equipment and tools will be provided, but please bring:

  • Suitable outdoor clothing that don’t mind getting dirty
  • An old pair of trainers or sandals that can get wet, no flip-flops, please