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  • Northside East

Volunteers needed for beach cleaning event  

Saturday, 2nd September, 2017 10:00am
Volunteers needed for beach cleaning event  

Clean Coasts volunteers pictured during a previous beach clean-up on Velvet Strand, Portmarnock.

Volunteers needed for beach cleaning event  

Clean Coasts volunteers pictured during a previous beach clean-up on Velvet Strand, Portmarnock.

VOLUNTEERS are being invited to join a global coastal movement for litter free seas and be part of the world’s largest coastal clean-up and marine litter survey. 

The Clean Coasts Big Beach Clean weekend will take place on September 15-17. 

Clean Coasts is delighted to team up again with the International Ocean Conservancy for the event. 

In 2016, over half a million volunteers in 112 countries removed eight million kg of marine litter from the world’s oceans during the event. Last year 120 clean-ups took place in Ireland during the Big Beach Clean weekend.

This year the organisers are on course to surpass that total. Join the movement for litter free seas and register a clean-up at www.cleancoasts.org. ; Volunteers receive a free clean-up kit containing bags, gloves, health and safety information, data cards and hi-vis vests. During the Big Beach Clean, Clean Coasts volunteers will also be asked to carry out marine litter surveys to quantify the amount and types of litter on Irish beaches. 

These surveys are aimed at heightening awareness about the issue of marine litter and serve as an indicator of the magnitude of the problem.

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