It’s beach clean-up season and An Taisce’s Clean Coasts Programme has teamed up with Cully and Sully to help turn the tide on pollution across the country.
Last year 560,000 volunteer in 91 countries removed 7,257 tonnes of marine litter from the World's oceans.
This year thousands of volunteers are needed again for the National Big Beach Clean Up which is taking place between Friday 20 and Sunday 22 September.
Registration is now open for the Coastal Clean-Up, with numerous sites around East Cork listed on the, www.cleancoats.org website.
Both An Taisce and Cully and Sully are calling on community leaders from all walks of life to help remove and track the waste which they eliminate from their local marine environment.
The registration process takes just a few minutes to complete, and helps plan the supplies required such as refuse sacks, pickers and gloves.
In East Cork the main water based clean-up will take place at Garryvoe Beach on Friday 20 September at 12:00noon
Supporters of the Big Clean will be supplied with Big Beach Clean kits and some tasty Cully and Sully soup.
Each year millions of tonnes of litter enter our seas and oceans resulting in environmental, economic and health problems, and is visually off putting.
Ahead of the annual clean up Cully and Sully said by backing the initiative they “hope the Big Beach Clean 2019 will get …more marine litter off our shores and sea.”
Last year the volunteers’ direct action on marine litter gathered the equivalent weight of over 6 African elephants.
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