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3:47pm 22nd March 2012

There is a massive rise in the number of dog poo bags being dumped on Cornwall and Devon's beaches.

The Marine Conservation Society says numbers have risen sixty-nine percent between 2010 and 2011.

In total, twenty thousand pieces of rubbish were found on the Duchy's shores last year.

Spokeswoman Lauren Davis has this message for owners:

"They're remembering to take the bags with them, which is great, and they're remembering to bag the poo up, but what we really want to see is that they take that final step, and actually dispose of the bag, and really not leave it on the beach, because you know, they can end up in the sea.

"This problem of just taking decades to break down, you know it's very long lasting. It's really important that that bag doesn't remain on the beach. It can also pose a health risk as well, to the public."

3:47pm 22nd March 2012

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