Those Baubles Are Rubbish!
3:51pm 10th December 2012
(Updated 1:38pm 11th December 2012)
Forget decking the halls with boughs of holly, Dorset is using beach litter to get into the festive spirit.
20 football sized baubles have been made from bottle tops, plastic bags and other items found on Chesil beach to support the local 'Litter Free Coast and Sea' campaign.
The baubles were created by local artist Claire Nuttell and students from Arts University College Bournemouth.
They'll be on show at Portland's Chesil Beach Centre.
Co-ordinator of the Litter Free Coast and Sea Campaign, Matilda Bark, said the baubles were designed to thank beach-goers for helping to keep the beaches clean.
She said: "It is clear that the majority of people take pride in our beaches and take their litter home or use the bins where provided. However, the beach litter baubles show that some litter is still finding its way to our beaches."
You can see the baubles for yourself at Portland's Chesil Beach Centre, Durslton Castle in Swanage, The Steamer Point Local Nature reserve in Christchurch and Ashley Road in Poole.