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27 Jan 2022

Environmental body urges Leitrim people to do their part for our beaches and coasts

Environmental body urges Tipperary people to do their part for our beaches and coasts

A leading environmental body is urging people of Leitrim to have a green New Year and choose a resolution they can commit to by pledging to do a #2minutebeachclean or #2minutestreetclean.   

Clean Coasts, who are responsible for keeping our coasts and waters free of litter and contaminates, have produced a video and shown statistics which reveal that the number one cause of marine litter is litter dropped in towns and cities and so, every single item of litter removed from our streets, parks or waterways, is one less item that will make its way to our ocean and become a threat for marine life and environment.

That’s why people from Leitrim can play a key role in this, by requesting a kit and doing a #2minutestreetclean. 

The campaign’s aim is to let people know that they don’t need to commit to a huge New Year’s resolution that they may not be able to sustain until the end of the year to make a difference, whereas a #2minutebeachclean is an easy pledge to make that is flexible, doable and can be built on as your green year moves forward.   

We have all seen marine litter along Ireland’s coastline. For all the beach lovers out there, the new year is an opportunity to do something about it in just 2 minutes.

In 2021 2,000 people pledged to do a #2minutebeachclean and received a kit. For 2022, Clean Coasts are calling people around Ireland to visit their website and pledge to do a #2minutebeachclean to receive a reusable individual beach clean kit containing a tote bag and gloves.   

How to take part in the #2minutebeachclean? The next time you are out and about along the coast or near a waterway, take two minutes to pick up some litter you see, share a picture of it on social media, tag Clean Coasts, use the hashtag #2minutebeachclean and dispose of the litter properly.   

Sinead McCoy, Coastal Communities manager said; “The #2minutebeachclean is such a great initiative to get involved in. Every day, so many people around Ireland share their #2minutebeachclean on social media, and that helps show how easy it is to get involved and make a difference. By taking part, not only do you make an immediate positive impact for the marine environment and wildlife, but it’s also a chance to spend time outdoors by the sea, exercise and even practice mindfulness.”  

To sign up to receive your own #2minutebeachclean kit, visit the Clean Coasts website at www.cleancoasts.org.   

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