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Reader letter: Rubbish is still a problem on the beach

PUBLISHED: 17:13 14 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:13 14 December 2017

EDP reporter Ellie Pringle collecting rubbish on the beach at Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

EDP reporter Ellie Pringle collecting rubbish on the beach at Cromer. Picture: Ian Burt

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One reader is still wondering what manufacturers and water companies are going to do about our beaches rubbish problem.

After watching the final episode of the brilliant series Blue Planet 2, it certainly brought the p1lastic pollution to everyone’s attention and about time something was done about it.

But after spending a few days break on the Costa del Sol in Spain with their beautiful clean beaches (cleaned day and night by tractor and rake contraption) the only thing that spoiled it was discarded baby wipes, which must be indestructible. Surely manufacturers could make them bio-degradable?

They have only been in use a few years but to watch a Beach fisherman reeling in his catch only to have a string of wipes hanging onto his line like a row of washing?

They must be a pain in the proverbial for water companies in the UK too.

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