East End bin men scoop up 6 tonnes of bottles after London marathon

Binmen scooped up a-quarter-of-a-million plastic bottles from the streets of the East End after Sunday’s London Marathon, in Tower Hamlets council’s biggest clean-up of the year.

Nearly half the 26.2-mile course winds its way through Tower Hamlets, between Tower Bridge and the Isle of Dogs, where contractors collected six-and-a-half tonnes of plastic bottles—all to be recycled.

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