A Sligo Councillor says the efforts to keep local coasts clean must continue throughout the year.
More than 4 thousand volunteers across Ireland are set to take part in World Ocean Day today.
Marine litter has become a global problem, with the main cause being attributed to human waste.
Charities Clean Coast and National Spring Clean have joined forced to organise more than 230 clean-ups for today.
Sligo Strandhill Councillor Sinead Maguire says more need to be done in educating people how they should dispose of litter on beaches.