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Cornwall's Plastic Beach Plague
9:28am 26th June 2014
Campaigners are putting out a warning after huge swathes of plastic washed up on one south-east Cornwall beach.
Pirate FM has learnt four thousand pieces were found at Boiler near Whitsand Bay.
Claire Wallerstein runs Rame Peninsula Beach Care.
She is urging people to pick up litter and protect our sea life: "I was shocked actually at how much I found. This stuff doesn't just come out of the sea in the winter during the storms, you just get certain tides where the plastic which has sank to the bottom of the sea gets washed up and then you really get a sense of how much is out there in the water.
"Obviously we need to keep our beaches clean, we love our beaches and it's very important to our local tourist industry that Cornwall and the whole of the south-west depend on so much. It's really for the marine eco-system, we depend on it, we have an important fishing industry here."
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