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PHOTOS: Cornwall's Marine Litter Turned Into Celebrity Trophies

PHOTOS: Cornwall's Marine Litter Turned Into Celebrity Trophies

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:20am 14th January 2016. (Updated at 10:27am 14th January 2016)

Marine litter washed up on Cornwall's beaches has been turned into a trophy for 'Happy' singer Pharrell Williams.

Rame Peninsula Beach Care group was asked to create twelve for the Ocean Conservation Awards.

The unique trophies were made using marine litter collected by RPBC volunteers from the beaches of Whitsand Bay.

They were handed out to celebrities, politicians and other prominent figures who have done the most to protect our seas and oceans over the past year.

The ceremony took place at the exclusive Mark's club in London's Mayfair district on Wednesday night.

The winners also included Oliver Letwin MP, Selfridges, Marks and Spencer, as well as more local winners such as Kernowsashimi.

Claire Wallerstein, of RPBC, said: "We feel honoured to have been asked to make these awards and I've been stunned by the creativity and quality of the works that our wonderful local artists have made from what most people would regard as trash.

"The variety of designs and techniques is stunning, including mosaics, 3D paintings onto marine plastic, mock Oscars, incredibly lifelike pieces of sushi, and clownfish swimming in sea anemones of plastic waste.

"I really hope these extraordinary and unique pieces will help to further raise awareness about the ocean plastic crisis and the serious impact it is having on the marine environment all around the world, including right here in the UK."

RPBC was also asked to make men's and women's hats decorated with marine litter, which were used as props at the event.

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