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Cornwall beach litter monitored by locals

Bude Bay
The volunteers will collate information about the source of the litter

Litter problems on Cornish beaches will be tackled by local residents as part of a new scheme.

BeachCare will involve volunteers conducting monthly surveys of litter found on the beaches, which will then be used to direct awareness campaigns.

One major type of beach litter is polystyrene body boards.

BeachCare will focus on Polzeath, Porthtowan, Widemouth and Bude beaches and will be rolled out across the county if the scheme proves successful.



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