500 cigarette butts in one hour

Volunteers take part in the big beach clean-up.

Volunteers take part in the big beach clean-up.

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HOW about this for an army of eco-warriors?

Around 100 people turned out for the second beach clean on Blackpool beach, organised by Sea Life Centre and Blackpool Council.

The team managed to collect 92kg of rubbish and litter, with the majority being plastic products and cigarette butts.

Jenn Newton, general manager of the Sea Life Centre, said: “It was a brilliant day and we had more than 100 people turn up and clear 92kg of rubbish in one hour.

“It helped us identify the source of the litter and found we really need to do something about cigarette butts because we found more than 500 of them and 71 chip forks.

“We also found sanitary waste so have contacted United Utilities to find out if they have a blockage.”

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