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All traders in Modbury, a town with a population of 1,553 in south Devon, have agreed to stop the sale of plastic bags from Tuesday.

It is believed to be the first town in Britain to ban bags in a move which has attracted attention from other towns.

The idea was the brainchild of local resident, BBC wildlife camerawoman Rebecca Hosking, 33, who saw the effects of plastic on wildlife she was filming in Hawaii and decided to try and get her home town to ban them altogether.

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