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Thousands of pink bottles wash up on Cornwall's beaches

Thousands of pink bottles wash up on Cornwall s beaches

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 11:29 am by [1] / Environment, Health & Safety, Leisure, Retail[2][3][4][5]

Thousands of bright pink plastic detergent bottles have washed up on beaches in Cornwall.

They started arriving at Poldhu Cove on the Lizard on Sunday, and National Trust volunteers have been clearing them away as they are said to pose a risk to wildlife. The bottles are sealed, but witnesses say some have leaked. The National Trust said it believed a container had gone overboard from a ship, during the stormy weather.

Other nearby coves including Gunwalloe, Polurrian and Marazion have also been affected, conservationists said.

Thousands Of Pink Bottles Wash Up On Cornwall's Beaches

Keep children away

Justin Whitehouse, from the National Trust, said: The main worry is all that detergent going into our beautiful marine environment, but thankfully most are full.

We think it s a container that has gone overboard from a container ship, during stormy seas.

Thousands Of Pink Bottles Wash Up On Cornwall's Beaches

National Trust volunteers have been clearing the bottles away

Cornwall Council said the authority and partners, including the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Natural England, would be monitoring beaches in the area.

It said: The National Trust who own the beach at Poldhu have arranged for the bottles to be cleared away.

In the meantime the public are advised to keep children and dogs at a safe distance from the bottles should any more be washed up.

No attempt should be made to recover the bottles.


Washed up on beaches

Thousands Of Pink Bottles Wash Up On Cornwall's Beaches

Conservationists say the bottles pose a risk to wildlife

Original Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-35226958

References

  1. ^ (www.hseinternational.co.uk)
  2. ^ Environment (www.hseinternational.co.uk)
  3. ^ Health & Safety (www.hseinternational.co.uk)
  4. ^ Leisure (www.hseinternational.co.uk)
  5. ^ Retail (www.hseinternational.co.uk)
  6. ^ American space rocket (www.bbc.co.uk)
  7. ^ 100-year-old rubber-like blocks from Indonesia (www.bbc.co.uk)
  8. ^ Hundreds of pieces of Lego (www.bbc.co.uk)
  9. ^ washed-up message in a bottle that travelled more than 4,000 miles (www.bbc.co.uk)



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