North West communities encouraged to get involved with Beach Clean day

With less than a month to go, Irish environmental charity Clean Coasts has joined forces with National Spring Clean, and they are inviting communities in the North West to come together and start planning their World Ocean Day beach clean.

World Ocean Day is celebrated annually on June 8th to highlight the important role the ocean has for our life and the planet.

One of the issues affecting the ocean is marine litter that has become a global problem for both humans and marine life.

Once more, Clean Coasts is asking individuals, households and groups to join them and take action to protect the ocean.

To support their efforts, registrations have opened for communities and individuals in Ireland who want to receive free beach cleaning kits containing bags, gloves and hi-viz vests.

Statistics show that the number one cause of marine litter is litter dropped in towns and cities.

Building on the success of the Spring Clean 22 campaign, which took place in April saw hundreds of clean ups taking place in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal, the National Spring Clean programme is joining Clean Coasts this year in supporting these communities around Ireland.

This means that each piece of marine litter removed from the coast in the North West will have a positive impact on a global scale.

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