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