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Tenby tackles litter with seagull-proof bags

Seagulls rifling through a seaside town's litter are being thwarted by a new range of bird-proof rubbish bags.

A two-month trial of the durable, reusable sacks is proving to be a hit with residents of Tenby, Pembrokeshire.

The mover was prompted by the cost, nuisance and poor image created by bird-strewn rubbish in the resort town.

The bags could be offered to residents in other parts of Pembrokeshire as council officials assess the cost-effectiveness of the scheme.

Sue Lane, the mayor of Tenby, explained to BBC Radio Wales' Peter Johnson how the bags work.

  • 25 Jul 2014
  • From the section Wales
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