Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is organising Ireland’s only “March for the Ocean”, part of a global call to make our oceans plastic free.
Ireland’s inaugural “March For The Ocean” is due to take place this Saturday (June 9) at 2:30pm at the dlr LexIcon in Dún Laoghaire.
Heading up the March will be local resident, Flossie Donnelly (11) who has raised €3,000 and awareness about litter along our coastline and beaches.
Over the past year, Flossie has raised money for Ireland’s first Seabin which was launched recently in late May in Dún Laoghaire Harbour.
In tandem with launching Irealnd’s first Seabin, Flossie also organises a regular beach clean near her home in Sandycove.
As part of this regular clean-up, Flossie has become aware of the sheer amount of clothes and rubbish that sunbathers and beach goers leave behind them.
Flossie aims to raise awareness of this problem across Ireland and hopes people will join her on the March For The Ocean.
As well as clothes and other waste entering our oceans, campaigners say the volume of single-use plastics must be reduced and removed from our oceans.
It is estimated that by 2050, there may be more plastic in our oceans than fish unless steps are taken to tackle the problem.