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March 12, 2006

Littering of beaches endangers wildlife

Suffolk & Essex online

A RISING tide of plastic bags is littering East Anglia's beaches and endangering wildlife, according to a report published today.

The report, by the Marine Conservation Society, is based on surveys carried out in September last year and suggests that more litter was dropped on the region's beaches than in 2004.

Andrea Crump, the society's litter projects co-ordinator, said: “It is disappointing but the situation in East Anglia and the rest of the South-East of England is considerably better than the South-West where much more litter is dropped.”

East Anglia is included in the regional results for the South East which show that an average of 1,847 items of litter were found along every kilometre of the 87 beaches surveyed.

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