The Clean Coasts programme works with communities to help protect and care for Ireland’s waterways, coastline, seas, ocean and marine life. 

What do we do?

Clean Coasts are creating a tangible and immediate improvement on Ireland’s coastal environment through, 

  • Organising 100’s of beach clean-ups each year

  • Mobilising thousands of volunteers, removing large quantities of marine litter from our coastline.

  • Promoting and facilitating coastal clean-ups and marine litter surveys.

Clean Coasts has grown over the years and now includes two main national clean-up drives – Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week and the Big Beach Clean. Our volunteering has expanded to include Corporate Volunteering and the Ocean Hero Awards also.

Other aspects include:

  • Green Coast Award

  • Love Your Coast Photography competition

  • Clean Coasts Roadshows 

  • Ocean Talks

  • Ocean Hero Awards

 

Clean Coasts also operate several campaigns in Ireland including Think Before You Flush and international campaigns #2minutebeachclean and Beat the Microbead.

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What a day for a #beachclean here in #Donegal! Thank you to the teachers and students from Scoil Cholmcille, #Letterkenny who joined us for the morning at #Marblehill beach to pick up lots of small pieces of #plastic. ... See MoreSee Less

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15 hours ago

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Another amazing beach clean story from volunteers that really put into good use the clean-up kits! Check it out at the link below!
#cleancoasts #ireland #marinelitter #blackrockThank you so much to the kind volunteers from Pivotal Cork who came along on a clean up last Saturday. A lot of litter was picked up around the walkways and from Dutchman's Cove... great work 🙂🚯💚

#pivotalgives #binit4blackrock Pivotal Clean Coasts
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16 hours ago

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Who says picking up litter can't be fun?! subowti had a #2minutebeachclean while paddling. 🌊🚯 Amazing job!
#cleancoasts #irelandFantastic paddle on the River Bandon last Sunday, we were even joined by some swans! Also got a quick #2minutebeachclean and #paddleandpickup in 😎🚯💚
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NCW Cornwall Clean Coasts FatStick Boards Moonshine Eyewear #supcork #supexplore #standuppaddle #suplife #swans #downriverrun #riverrun #kinsale #riversup #riverbandon #discoverireland #hellocork_ #fatstick #ncwcornwall #supeurope #innishannon #failteireland #paddleboarding #water #wildatlanticway #ig_cork #instacork #corkgram #cork_daily #corkindo #weheartcork #therebelreview #lovingcork @ Kinsale, Ireland
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Well done to @JAMESONGRADPROG for organising a beach clean-up last week!
#cleancoasts #ireland #greystones

What a day for a #beachclean here in #Donegal! Thank you to the teachers and students from Scoil Cholmcille, #Letterkenny who joined us for the morning at #Marblehill beach to pick up lots of small pieces of #plastic.

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Another amazing beach clean story from volunteers that really put into good use the clean-up kits! Check it out at the link below!
#cleancoasts #ireland #marinelitter #blackrock
https://t.co/LmZmTxv7D0

Who says picking up litter can't be fun?! @subowti had a #2minutebeachclean while paddling. 🌊🚯 Amazing job!
#cleancoasts #ireland
https://t.co/l6DwlzC7Cp

Today is International Day for Biological Diversity. Did you know that about 66% of the marine environment worldwide has been significantly altered by human actions? #thinkb4uflush to help protect marine wildlife! @IrishWater

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