The Big Beach Clean is taking place on the weekend of the 14th, 15th & 16th September across Northern Ireland and more than 100 other countries.
On Friday 14th September, over 100 employees from Coca-Cola HBC will be kick-starting the Big Beach Clean effort by downing tools and encouraging everyone to get involved and organise your own clean up. We'll be at Tyrella Beach, Magilligan Beach and Portavogie Beach for some litter picking, why not come along and join us?
Live Here Love Here are the National Coordinators for Ocean Conservancy and we are teaming up for the International Coastal Cleanup event. Live Here Love Here volunteers will not only litter pick, but they will also record the litter collected using Ocean Conservancy data cards. If you send them back to us, your results will then feed into Ocean Conservancy’s annual report.
Last year, 789,138 volunteers in more than 100 countries collected nearly 20.5 million pounds (or 9.3 million kilograms) of marine litter during last year’s International Coastal Cleanup event.
The top five marine litter items:
2.4 million cigarette butts which contain plastic filters topped the list
1.7 million food wrappers
1.6 million plastic beverage bottles
1.1 million plastic bottle caps and
757,523 plastic grocery bags
To register your clean up, simply login and add an event or if you are new to our website, you can create a profile here. We'll then send you a pack with data collection cards, posters, information cards, a limited edition high vis vest and a pair of gloves (allocated on first come, first served basis!)
This year we will also be encouraging volunteers to use the Clean Swell App by Ocean Conservancy to make it easier for volunteers to submit data collected on their beach cleans. Please make sure to put LHLH in your group name when registering your clean up on the app.