Last year Canal & River Trust launched a campaign as 6 million loaves of bread were thrown into our canals and rivers by well-intentioned people feeding the ducks each year. The bread wasn’t great for them or their habitats and so we asked you to swap the bread for healthy snacks and to exercise some portion control.

Waterways becoming ‘no dough areas’

Ducks up and down the country are benefiting from thinner waistlines and cleaner homes after figures show you’re choosing to feed them healthier treats.

The new data shows a 20% drop in the number of people feeding ducks bread – over 80,000 fewer loaves each year. And the good news continues, as the number of people feeding ducks healthier snacks such as seeds, fruit and vegetables has doubled.

Despite the positive changes however and the overwhelming public response over the last 12 months, there’s still work to be done as a hefty 3.5 million loaves of bread are still being thrown into canals, rivers, ponds and lakes every year and potentially polluting the environment.

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Find out more here: Canal & River Trust