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Johnny O'Shea

BBC News Online

Isles of Scilly plastic clean-up

Environmental activists have returned to Cornwall from uninhabited parts of the Isles of Scilly after a big clean-up operation to tackle the problem of plastics in the sea.

Plastic bottles, ropes, buckets and all kinds of debris washed up from around the globe and the volunteers have brought back 35 huge sack loads of rubbish which they found on the islands' beaches or drifting at sea during their two-week trip.