CORNWALL, England — The beaches of Cornwall, England have a splash of color that they don’t usually have.
Thousands and thousands of pink detergent bottles have washed up on shore.
In the pink is not what we want on our beach! These are full and a potential danger to wildlife. pic.twitter.com/rX3NSvJI2Q
— Poldhu Beach Watcher (@friendsofpoldhu) January 4, 2016
The National Trust is leading efforts to clean up what is believed to be stain remover around Poldhu Cove.
And still they come spreading thoughout Mounts Bay now. Clean up Poldhu from lunch time. If u can come about 12:00 pic.twitter.com/vHuPv8iapv
— Poldhu Beach Watcher (@friendsofpoldhu) January 5, 2016
More bottles have been spotted further out at sea.
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Thanks Everyone for your help this morning/afternoon still 100s of bottles washing in. If you find bottles please put them near the council waste bins @nationaltrustsouthwest @bunnywoose @carmalarm @natty_pug @alandnoble #poldhu #poldhucove #mullion #winter #beachclean #washedup #rubbish #cornwall #litter #pollution #cornwall
“Quite often they fall off, sink to the bottom of the sea and then they might lie there for months before a storm breaks them open,” Justin Whitehouse, the National Trust’s lead ranger for South West Cornwall, told BBC 4’s Today programme on Tuesday.
Storm Frank hit last week as high tide and high winds pummeled the country for days.
— Lizard NT (@LizardNT) January 4, 2016