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River Mersey is ‘more polluted than Great Pacific Garbage Patch’

It’s synonymous with the 60s pop hit about its ferry, but now the River Mersey could be famous for all the wrong reasons – after Greenpeace found it was one of the worst for plastic pollution in the UK.

Their analysis found the river was more polluted than the largest rubbish patch in the world, which floats off the coast of California.

The environmental group is calling for bold targets from the Government to reduce waste in the water.

Sky’s Sally Lockwood reports.

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