Free clean up kits for World Ocean Day!

Picture courtesy of An Taisce.

Geneva Pattison

June 8th will see the return of World Ocean Day for 2022. Irish charity, Clean Coasts has partnere with the National Spring Clean to encourage communities all over Dublin to get together on World Ocean Day and plan a country-wide beach clean. World Ocean Day strives to promote the importance of keeping our seas and local beaches clean, to promote healthy aquatic wildlife, coastal biodiversity and to fight climate change.

The focus for this year’s World Ocean Day is is the 30×30 campaign, which stries to ensure that at least 30% of the world’s land, ocean and waters is protected by 2030. Marine litter is becoming an ever growing issue along coastal areas, but groups in Dublin have been showing great interest in taking part in beach cleans and doing their part for the environment.

Clean Coasts volunteers in Dublin who joined our recent call to action to celebrate Earth Day on Dollymount Beach, coutesy of An Taisce.

Time to Get Involved!

Clean Coasts are asking the public to get more involved than ever this World Ocean Day and to help out, they will be offerring free beach cleaning kits to communities who register for the big clean up on June 8th. The kits contain branded hi-viz vests, bags and gloves.

Last year the initiative changed it’s name from World Oceans Day to World Ocean Day,. By droppng the “s” at the end of ocean, the collective were hoping that this would highlight he conectivity of our communities via one large body of water. They also wanted to focus on the fact that the one shared ocean supports all life on our planet, “prodcuing most of the oxygen we breathe and regulating climate.”

Research has shown that much of the marine litter, makes it’s way from towns and cities into bodies of water. In April, the annual national Spring Clean initiative saw 18,500 people volunteer in Dublin alone, to help combat the growing issue of litter on our streets, beaches and in our oceans.

Clean Coasts volunteers in Dublin who joined our recent call to action to celebrate Earth Day on Dollymount Beach, courtesy of An Taisce.

To register for World Ocean Day 2022 and get your frere cleaning kit, visit


About Clean Coasts:   

Clean Coasts is a charity programme, run through the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce, which engages communities in the protection of Ireland’s beaches, seas and marine life. Clean Coasts works with communities to help protect and care for Ireland’s waterways, coastline, seas, ocean and marine life. Clean Coasts thrives to create tangible and immediate improvements to Ireland’s coastal environment, involving thousands of volunteers removing large quantities of marine litter from our coastline each year.   

Clean Coasts has grown over the years and now includes two main national clean-up drives. Other initiatives include the Green Coast Award, the Love Your Coast Photography competition, the Clean Coasts Roadshows for coastal communities and the Ocean Hero Awards. All these initiatives are aimed at celebrating the beauty of our coast and the efforts of our volunteers across all of Ireland.    

Currently, there are over 1,800 registered Clean Coasts volunteering groups and over 37,000 volunteers nationwide. There are a variety of group types such as community groups, residents’ associations, tidy towns groups, sports clubs, schools, businesses, universities etc. Clean Coasts organises hundreds of beach clean-ups annually mobilising thousands of volunteers, removing considerable quantities of marine litter from Ireland’s beaches and waterways.  Our volunteering has expanded to also include Corporate Volunteering.  

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