Some of the rubbish dumped on Crantock beach
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Tourism boss’ idea on how to solve Cornwall beach litter problem

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The head of tourism in Cornwall has come up with an idea which he thinks could eradicate the problem of beach littering.

Rubbish being left on some of the Duchy’s popular beaches was particularly prevalent this summer.

Residents were appalled by huge amounts of rubbish left on Crantock beach in July – right next to a sign asking people to take litter away with them.

Visit Cornwall Chief Executive Malcolm Bell
Visit Cornwall Visit Cornwall Chief Executive Malcolm Bell

There were also well-reported incidents of litter pollution on Perranporth and Swanpool in Falmouth too.

Surfers Against Sewage also announced that there had been a rise in face masks and PPE being left on our beaches.

Malcolm Bell, chief executive of Visit Cornwall, said: “The over-popularity of beaches, because the weather was good, means we’ve got to look at things like litter and work with people like Clean Cornwall.”

Mr Bell says he has proposed the idea to Cornwall Council and other agencies of recyclable seagull-proof bags to be handed out to as many tourists as possible.

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Source: CornwallLive

Original publication 14 October, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 23rd October 2020

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