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Almost 9 Tonnes Of Litter Found On Cornish Beaches
6:02am 16th April 2014
Nearly 9 tonnes of litter has removed from Cornwall's beaches.
That's the equivalent weight of almost two elephants.
Surfers Against Sewage says Perranporth set a new record - after taking away 3.5 tonnes from the beach.
More than a thousand volunteers tackled stretches of 35 stretches of sand from Sennen to Whitsand Bay and Summerleaze.
The charity is setting up "beach guardians" who will be sent in when there is a problem.
SAS Chief Executive, Hugo Tagholm says; “Surfers Against Sewage would like to say a huge thank you to all the Beach Guardians who helped remove almost 9 tonnes of litter from Cornish beaches.
"This massive springboard of action will hopefully help connect, inspire and motivate Cornwall’s coastal communities to be increasingly involved with campaigns to protect our waves, oceans and beaches for the future.
"We look forward to continuing to work with Visit Cornwall to protect and promote Cornwall’s unique and beautiful beaches and coastal spaces.”
Adam Hillier is a surfer from Porthtowan. He said: "I've travelled a lot around the world and been to countries where a build up of rubbish and plastic on the beach gets into the ocean environment and damages birds and fish. Not only that but it's very unsightly for people coming to the beach itself."
You can find out how much rubbish was picked up at your local beach here...
(*27 and *146 indicates a regional estimate with outliers removed)6:02am 16th April 2014
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