Cornwall

Surfers Against Sewage targets firms in litter campaign

Marine litter
Image caption Andy Cummins said that similar campaigns had been deemed a success

Surfers Against Sewage has asked beach users to send litter found around the coast back to the manufacturers who made it.

The Cornish-based charity hopes it will make the companies more responsible for the packaging they produce.

The organisation has published a campaign letter and a list of addresses which it hopes people will use to return the litter.

The campaign, called Return to Offender, starts on Saturday.

Campaign director Andy Cummins said: "We ask the companies to reduce the amount of packaging they use, to look at lower impact packaging and support anti-litter campaigns."

He added that because of a previous campaign, a fizzy drinks company had made packaging changes.

Mr Cummins said: "The companies are producing these products, they have to think about the whole life cycle."

The charity, which has its headquarters in St Agnes, was formed in 1990 by a group of surfers and beach users.

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