More than 200 volunteers flocked to the beach at Great Yarmouth on New Year’s Day for a beach clean-up, organised by Sea Life Great Yarmouth.
The team filled 76 rubbish bags with just under 300kg of rubbish, which included fireworks, a porcelain doll, a knife and, in good news, far fewer plastic straws than in previous litter picks.
The Sea Life centre has pledged to organise monthly beach or river cleans.
Sea Life representative Maxine Culleton said: “Debris on our beaches is a problem, much of it ends up in the sea where it can become a serious hazard for marine life.
“Plastic bags are a serious problem for sea turtles, for example they can mistake them for jellyfish and swallow them. Discarded fishing line, netting and even the plastic rings you get around packs of beer can end up stuck around the limbs or neck of seals and cause them serious injuries.”