11 September 2020
The Port of Tyne has secured the future of the Clean Tyne Project, originally set up as a partnership between the four councils of Gateshead, Newcastle, North and South Tyneside and the Port of Tyne – the Clean Tyne Project has the remit to remove debris from the river and improve the water quality.
The Clean Tyne project works to remove around 400 tonnes of debris from the river between Blaydon and the piers each year. Since taking on the lead responsibility in 2018 the Port has committed to investing around £100k in operating costs each year, through deploying the Clearwater vessel and removing debris that represents a danger to navigation.
The River Tyne is the cleanest it has ever been. With 100% of all recovered material being recycled.