(UK) Lump of polystyrene found floating off Cornish coast is ‘biggest piece of litter’ recovered from UK waters

The Telegraph | 01/08/2018

A huge 8ft lump of polystyrene found floating off the Cornish coast has been described as the “biggest piece of litter” ever recovered from water around Britain’s shores.

Charity Surfers Against Sewage said they had never come across such a large piece of waste, as it highlighted the scourge of plastic washing up on Britain’s beaches.

The mass of polystyrene was taken out of the water on Ashtorre Slipway, in Saltash, Cornwall by Saltash Town Council wardens.

One of the wardens posing with the piece of debris was dwarfed by it and a further picture showed how it barely fit into a large van.