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The his­toric old town – within the Ringstrasse – is a war­ren of small in­de­pen­dent and lo­cal

aimed at tack­ling “the scourge of ocean plas­tic” at more than 550 lo­ca­tions across the coun­try.

SAS pre­dicts that plas­tic waste, es­ti­mated to have ac­counted for 70 per cent of coastal lit­ter in 2016, may have in­creased since the char­ity’s au­tumn clean af­ter a se­ries of pow­er­ful At­lantic storms bat­tered Bri­tain’s coast­line last win­ter. Some of Corn­wall’s best-loved beaches, in­clud­ing Fis­tral (Newquay) and Per­ran­porth, were de­scribed as a “plas­tic war zone” af­ter Storm Eleanor bar­relled through the county in Jan­uary.

Vol­un­teers tak­ing part in this year’s Big Spring Beach Clean will be asked to

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