Pictured at the launch of Clean Coasts Week 2016 are Emlyn Cullen and Elaine Doyle.

A coast cleaning initiative is set to return to the capital this weekend, encouraging Dubliners to protect and celebrate our coastline.

Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week returns from June 1 to June 9. On Sandymount Strand, get involved in plogging – jogging while picking up litter – on June 4 at 7pm, or a free beach yoga class on June 5.

On Dollymount Strand, you can join in a yoga class at 10am on June 8, or take part in a fun Poc Fada at 12pm the same day.

Richard Curtin, Clean Coasts Officer for Dublin, commented: “Litter, and particularly marine litter, has a huge long term negative impact on our environment.

“Without a doubt, it can also affect our enjoyment of our local beaches and coastal activities. Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week has always been about communities coming together to protect our precious coastlines so that we and future generations can enjoy it.

“This year we’re excited to extend that invitation to sporting communities, which can be a great force for good in society, and we hope that they will help contribute to this year being the most successful Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week yet.”

For more information, visit www.cleancoasts.org and www.liveherelovehere.org, or check out all the events on the Clean Coasts Facebook page.