Clean Coasts and National Spring Clean are offering communities around Ireland a free clean-up kit to host a clean-up for World Ocean Day.

Clean Coasts has joined forces with National Spring Clean, and they are inviting communities around Ireland to come together and start planning their World Ocean Day beach clean.

As ever, World Ocean Day takes place on 8 June and it aims to highlight the important role the ocean has for our life and the planet.

Communities, schools, groups and individuals in Ireland can claim their free kit containing bags, gloves and hi-viz vests HERE!

In 2022, the focus will once more be on the 30x30 campaign: to create a healthy ocean with abundant wildlife and to stabilize the climate, it's critical that 30% of our planet's lands, waters, and ocean are protected by 2030.

One of the issues affecting our ocean is marine litter that has become a global problem for both humans and marine life. However, communities around Ireland have demonstrated their desire to be part of the solution by taking part in several beach cleaning and clean-up calls to action.

Statistics show that the number one cause of marine litter is litter dropped in towns and cities.

The Spring Clean 22 campaign, which took place in April saw 500,000 volunteers organising over 5,600 clean-ups, so the National Spring Clean programme is joining Clean Coasts this year in supporting these communities around Ireland to ramp it all up.

Remember, each piece of marine litter removed from a beach, river, lake, park or street in Ireland, will have a positive impact on a global scale.

Find out more about how you can help stop the flow of ocean litter!