Dorset

Dorset beach litter used to make baubles

The baubles pictured before they were hung up
Image caption The decorations have been put up at four tourist destinations in Dorset

Artists have made football-sized baubles from litter found on Dorset's beaches.

Claire Nuttell and students from Arts University College in Bournemouth (AUCB) collected the rubbish from Sandbanks and Chesil beach.

The Christmas decorations have been put up at four tourist destinations in the county.

They were made in support of the Litter Free Coast and Sea campaign, aimed at helping to create cleaner shorelines.

The baubles can be seen at Durlston Castle at Swanage, The Fine Foundation at Chesil Beach Centre in Portland, The Steamer Point Local Nature Reserve at Christchurch, and Ashley Road in Poole.

Matilda Bark, campaign coordinator, said: "It is clear that the majority of people take real pride in our beaches and take their litter home or use the bins where provided.

"However, the beach litter baubles show that some litter is still finding its way to our beaches."

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