Environmentalist and performers took to Hayle Beach on Saturday to remind those in power - from Boris to Biden - to consider how to cherish the environment.

Hundreds took to Hayle Beach to perform with the beach-based whirly tube orchestra, using plastic that has been reclaimed and repurposed specifically for the event.

The event had previously been described by organisers as "a musical echo of Cornwall’s world-leading response to marine plastic pollution," as well as "a powerful metaphor for collaboration, community and climate change, offering a moment of repose, reflection and hope for the G7, for Cornwall and for the world."

As the G7 Leaders Summit took place over the weekend, performers arranged themselves on Hayle Beach and waved their whirly tubes around as a reminder for those in attendance at the summit that the oceans need caring for too.

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The material for the tubes was polypropylene sourced by Waterhaul and is a mixture of end of life fishing net from South West ports, mainly Plymouth, as well as some other abandoned fishing lines and gear collected from the coastline at Mousehole, Porthtowan/Chapel Porth, Mawgan Porth, near Pentewan, Park Head and Bedruthan Steps.

This waste material, originally intended to be made into Waterhaul’s litterpickers, was then melted down and shredded into pellets of raw plastic in the Midlands before being transformed into whirly tubes by Techtube, a plastic fabrication company based in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Now the event is over, they will be repurposed, after a collection point was hosted by North Quay, where people could leave the plastic marine litter that they find on the beach to be taken safely away from the sea by #2MinuteBeachClean, a charity attempting to clean up the planet by promoting the idea that people should take just two minutes of their time to clean up the environment around them.

To find out more about the performance, or how you could take part in future events, visit: tete-a-tete.org.uk.