Registrations for the Big Beach Clean only opened a couple of weeks ago and 5,000 volunteers from all over Ireland have already registered to receive free clean-up kits to tackle litter in over 200 different locations.
Over 200 clean-ups have already been planned for the third weekend of September and Clean Coasts is calling more people to join this international weekend of citizen science
The Big Beach Clean is an annual call-to-action that calls volunteers from communities all over Ireland getting involved to remove litter from Ireland’s beautiful coast at the end of the bathing season. This year, the initiative will run between 17th-19th September, which is also the same weekend as World Clean-up Day.
Statistics show that the number one cause of marine litter is litter dropped in towns and cities. This is why the Big Beach Clean will once more be open to all residents of Ireland, no matter how far from the coast they are based, thanks to the involvement of the National Spring Clean Programme.
Getting involved in the Big Beach Clean is a way for residents of non-coastal counties to help prevent litter from entering waterways and seas by holding a clean-up no matter where they are in the country and tackling the problem at the source.
Cully and Sully will support the initiative again, by providing registered volunteers with the Big Beach Clean kits.
“The work carried out by the teams across the Island of Ireland is amazing and unfortunately very much needed during these times”, Cullen Allen (Cully) said.
“We all use our local beaches and have spent time on many of the beautiful beaches and waterways across Ireland and are so thankful for the work that the groups and organisations do.”
“Highlighting the importance of taking your rubbish home with you and encouraging everyone to do their part really is critical in the world we are living in. Why not get together with your family, friends, work colleagues or even your classmates and make a fun day of it whilst also helping this amazing initiative. We need to maintain our clean beaches and waterways and protect them for future generations.”
Communities and volunteers across the country are invited to register their own clean-ups in any location in Ireland, no matter how far from the coast.
Alternatively, Clean Coasts will be facilitating a number of clean-ups in several counties, for people who wish to join them. Places will be limited; check the calendar of events and register your interest through Clean Coasts’ website or social media.