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Join Ireland's Big Beach Clean for Litter Free Seas

Join hundreds of thousands of people around the world for the annual International Coastal Clean up.

Clean Coasts Big Beach Clean weekend will be taking place on the 19th, 20th and 21st of September. We are delighted to be teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy again for the International Coastal Cleanup event. Last year 645,015 volunteers in 92 countries removed 5,580 tonnes of marine litter from the world's oceans. 


Over the course of the weekend volunteers will be getting involved in clean ups all along the Irish coastline and will be joining hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world who will be spending a few hours removing litter and debris from beaches and keeping track of every piece of litter they find.


Approximately 10 million tonnes of litter end up in the world's oceans and seas each year. Marine Litter refers to a range of materials which have been deliberately discarded, or accidentally lost on shore or at sea, and it includes materials that are carried out to sea from land, rivers, drainage and sewerage systems, or the wind.


If you would like to join the movement for litter free seas and be part of the world's largest coastal cleanup event and marine litter survey then please register now! Once you have registered Clean Coasts will add your cleanup to our map and we will send you your Big Beach Clean kit which includes an information pack, bags, gloves, litter pickers, posters and marine litter survey cards!

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