A BACK-breaking 1,000kg of rubbish, which filled two refuse trucks, was collected by 100 volunteers from cosmetic com-pany Lush who helped turn the tide on litter at Holes Bay, Poole.

Following winter storms and strong winds, a significant quantity of rubbish had accumulated along the shore and cycle path.

It was sorted into recycling and waste before being taken away by a Borough of Poole truck.

Items picked up included polystyrene, crisp packets, cans, bottles and small pieces of plastic, which are harmful to the many over-wintering waders feeding on the mudflats.

Cllr Xena Dion, cabinet portfolio holder, said: “It’s commendable organisations such as LUSH, that are so important to our local economy, encourage and support staff to make a difference in their community and environment.

“We are always happy to support groups of people who want to organise similar activities.”

The company’s Green Team has carried out many activities in the town and co-ordinator Beccy Wakeford said: “We’re very proud of our staff for getting involved and being so eager to help a beautiful area in need of some TLC.”