An app designed to incentivise people to keep the beaches clean is partnering with Freeriders surf shop in Falmouth.

Tidal revival rewards people for clearing plastic waste from beaches, rivers and green open spaces with discount vouchers from local businesses.

Tidal Revival is completely free to download and is due to launch in July 2018 worldwide.

Rob Martindale and Andy Nions created the app after they were inspired by David Attenborough's Blue Planet II to try and cut down Cornwall's plastic waste output.

Kirstie from Plastic Free Falmouth said: “Plastic Free Falmouth are really proud to support the release of the Tidal Revival app. Rob and the team are evidence that everyone can do something to address and change the plastic issue, right now.

"Together we can turn the tide on plastic waste and this app will help us to locate, track and address marine litter in a fun and inclusive way.

"The ideas and actions to tackle plastic coming out of the Cornish population are incredible and we are excited to be part of this project. We can’t wait to use it!”

The app will record users' clean up efforts by logging their location and analysing photos of the rubbish collected. They will then be awarded points based on how much they collected which can be exchanged for discount vouchers from the following shops: Freeriders, Elemental UK and The Priory Hairdressers in Falmouth; PlumbMaid and Baileys Country Store in Penryn; The Slope, Sea Spray and Mustard Surf Co. in Newquay; Bathsheba Surf in Perranporth; and The Bodyshop in Penryn.

Users will also be able to see a map of all the beaches that have already been cleaned by other users.

Developers claim that the app is the first and only app in the world that rewards users with discount vouchers for cleaning up plastic waste.

Keith Richards, owner of Freeriders, said: “Tidal Revival is a great concept and has the potential to have a massive impact on the local and world oceans, as well as highlighting the issue and keeping it at the forefront of people’s minds when they go about their daily routines.

"The cost of sponsorship is very reasonable and a small price to pay to reward local people for doing a great thing for the environment”