A plastic sachet of shampoo that possibly dates back to the 1950s has been found washed up on Berrow beach.

The item was discovered during a beach clean by members of the Friends of Berrow Beach.

“A few of us went down to the beach this week and among other rubbish, retrieved a very large and heavy plastic drum, a large block of polystyrene, a needle syringe and a very old empty sachet of shampoo, which cost 5 old pence back in the day!” says a spokesman.

They added that the discovery of the shampoo sachet – pictured here – demonstrates how plastic takes many decades to decompose. 


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