Inishowen Big Beach
AFTER taking a break in
2020, the Big Beach Clean initiative is back and Clean
Coasts are calling on people in Inishowen to register
and join the world's biggest clean-up. The event takes
place over the same weekend as World Clean Up Day, which
normally unites more than 20 million people in 180
countries, who come together to tackle litter.
In 2019, eighteen clean-ups were organised in Donegal,
approximately 300 volunteers got involved and they
removed over 1.7 tonnes of litter from all over the
Members of Buncrana Tidy
Towns taking part in the Big Beach Clean back in 2019.
The Big Beach Clean will
run from 17th to 19th September 2021 and volunteers will
receive free clean-up kits. This call to action invites
local communities to remove litter from around their
coastline at the end of the annual summer bathing
The initiative is also an opportunity for volunteers to
get involved in a worldwide science project. It involves
recording the amount and types of litter found on data cards.
This will help heighten awareness about the issue of
marine litter and serve as an indicator as to the
magnitude of the problem.
To register, please visit the Clean Coasts website at