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Rubbish on Welsh coastline 'falling'

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All countries within the UK saw an increase in the amount of rubbish found on the coastline - except Wales where levels dropped after a record rise the previous year.

The Marine Conservation Society says more than 8,000 plastic bottles were collected on beaches from Orkney to the Channel Islands.

This averaged 160 bottles per mile or 99 bottles per kilometre cleaned.