Two Tonnes Of Litter Collected At 20 Clean-Up Events In Kerry Last Weekend

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Castlegregory Tidy Towns signed up to receive a Clean Coasts kit to host a beach clean on World Ocean Day.

TWENTY clean ups took place at the weekend with Kerry volunteers answering Clean Coasts’ call to action to protect our ocean this June.

Over 300 volunteers collected two tonnes of litter at the clean-up events held both on land and by the Kerry coast to prevent litter pollution at the source to ensure it does not end up in the ocean.

A key event that took place for World Ocean Day in Kerry included Castlegregory Tidy Towns who did a beach clean-up at Castlegregory beach where they found a fully functioning, abandoned tent, a fire pit in the dunes and a bit of discarded rubbish from beach goers.

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Wednesday, June 8 marked the global celebration of World Ocean Day and Irish environmental charity Clean Coasts joined forces with National Spring Clean for the second year running to provide volunteers and communities in Kerry with free clean up kits to host a clean-up in honour of World Ocean Day.

Statistics have shown that the number one cause of marine litter is litter dropped in towns and cities and getting involved in World Ocean Day was a great way for residents of non-coastal counties to help prevent litter entering our waterways by tackling the problem at the source.

The World Ocean Day organisation supports collaborative conservation, working with its global network of youth and organizational leaders in more than 140 countries.

There are still a number of World Ocean Day Kerry events scheduled to take place throughout the month of June with more information at

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