#CleanCoasts #2minutebeachclean

We have all seen the evidence of marine litter along Ireland’s coastline and now for all you beach lovers out there here’s an opportunity to do something about it in just 2 minutes! We are asking everyone who goes to the beach to do their very own #2minutebeachclean. Take a snap of the litter you collect and post your snap on instagram/twitter/facebook with the hashtags #2minutebeachclean and #cleancoasts. It’s as easy as that!

Calling all beach users to do a #2minutebeachclean!

This year Clean Coasts have teamed up with Colm O’Regan (comedian and @irishmammies’ author) to help promote this initiative for National #2minutebeachclean Day which took place during Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week. Colm O’Regan, stars as empowerment and engagement guru, Benicio Sandz.

The #2minutebeachclean initiative is sponsored in Ireland by Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.

The international campaign: beachclean.net

Blue Flag Ireland have update criteria to recommend the #2minutebeachclean as a preferred environmental education activity for Blue Flag beaches.

How to take part in the 2 Minute Beach Clean?

– Follow Clean Coasts – @cleancoasts on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook

– Do a 2 minute beach clean

– Take a snap of the marine litter you collect

– Post your snap on Instagram/Twitter using the hashtag #2minutebeachclean @CleanCoasts or post your picture to our Clean Coast Facebook page including the hashtags in the post – don’t forget to tell us where you took your snapped your shot.

– Dispose of the waste you collected properly, recycle it/bin it!

– Be safe when you do your #2minutebeachclean

Speaking about the #2minutebeachclean, Colm O’Regan (comedian and ‘Irish Mammies’ author) said, “I really love this initiative, it’s just something small we can all do but if you add up all the 2 minutes we can have a incredibly positive effect on our beaches.”

Also speaking about the #2minutebeachclean, Sinead McCoy, Clean Coasts Manager said, “The #2minutebeachclean idea is simple and inspiring. You just pick up a few bits of litter when you go to the beach, take a picture of the litter and post on social media, then put it in the bin, it’s as simple as that. Every piece of litter removed from the marine environment is a piece of litter that won’t pollute our oceans or be ingested by marine life. We are extremely excited to be able to work with Colm O’Regan on the campaign this year.”

The #2minutebeachclean idea is simple and inspiring from Martin Dorey. Since sharing his idea many more people have been getting involved and Clean Coasts are delighted to be part of this fantastic initiative. To find out more about the #2minutebeachclean international campaign please go to www.beachclean.net

See our Marine Litter page for more information on the sources and impacts of marine litter.