11 year old local girl leads the way to make our oceans plastic free

by Rebecca Ryan
Flossie Donnelly with Cormac Devlin at the launch of Ireland's first seabin at Dún Laoghaire Harbour

Young environmental activist Flossie Donnelly will lead Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s “March for the Ocean” as part of global efforts to make our oceans plastic free.

Flossie (11) organises regular beach clean-ups near her home in Sandycove. She recently raised €3,000 which saw Ireland’s first seabin installed in Dún Laoghaire Harbour.

Ireland’s inaugural “March for the Ocean” is due to take place this Saturday 9th June at 2:30pm from the dlr LexIcon in Dún Laoghaire.

Participants encouraged to dress in blue and bring placards and banners calling for a “Plastic Free Irish Sea”.

Councillor Cormac Devlin is calling on people to join Flossie and support the march, “it is estimated that by 2050, there may be more plastic in our oceans than fish. We need to take action now.

“I hope the public will support Flossie and help raise awareness of the need to reduce the use of single-use plastic which is destroying our environment.”


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