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People in Cornwall fed up of having their binbags pecked open by seagulls will now be able to buy protective sacks after a trial scheme across the county has proved a success.
The council's approved plans to sell the bags for £3.50 each. But will they take off?
Here's Francesca Carpenter:
Cornwall Council's waste panel committee has decided to roll out 'seagull proof' bags across the county.
The hessian sacks were trialled for three months in Porthleven, Looe, Newquay, Polperro and St Austell.
Up to three plastic binbags can fit inside the sacks. They will cost £3.50, and will be available from the council's one stop shops in a couple of months.
Cornwall Council is planning to charge householders £3.50 a time for seagull-proof bin bag sacks. The birds are a menace in coastal towns. 15 hundred homes have been involved in a trial and were given the re-usable sacks for free.
The council's waste panel will consider the scheme this afternoon.