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The charity Surfers Against Sewage warns that this year's winter storms littered our beaches on an unprecedented scale. It organised clean-up events on nearly 50 beaches this weekend.
Plastic bottles, fishing nets and even a yoghurt pot from the 1980s were among the rubbish cleared by volunteers.
Volunteers have been helping to clean-up beaches across the West Country this weekend.
There were around 30 people collecting litter at Exmouth today. They cleared lots of plastic bottles and fishing nets which take a long time to break down in the environment and damage wildlife.
The event is organised by the charity Surfers Against Sewage. Ross Curwen says winter storms have pushed a lot of rubbish onto the coast: