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Beach Litter Warning

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 14th January 2012

Around a tonne of rubbish is collected from just a handful of Cornish beaches.

Volunteers on holiday collected at 15 sites on the mainland and the Isles of Scilly last year

Campaigners say 80 percent of the waste was plastic.

Now we are being asked to help protect wildlife and tourism by picking it up.

Loren Davies from the Marine Conservation Society

"You don't really want to go to a beach and find loads of rubbish there and it can have health impacts as well. But we've got some absolutely amazing wildlife in UK waters and they can either become entangled in the litter and they can also eat the rubbish"

"First of all just pick up the litter and then get in contact with us and help out on one of our surveys. We ask our volunteers to record everything they find when they got to a beach and that data can be really influential in stopping the litter getting there in the first place"


The beaches visited by BCTV volunteers last year were:

Gunwalloe Fishing Cove, Gunwalloe Church Cove, Loe Bar, Holywell, Chapelporth, Mullion Cove, Pendower, Porthallow, Porthoustock, Poldhu

Porth Hellick, St Marys Town beach, St Agnes, West Porth on Samson and White Island on St Martins

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