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‘Concern over beach cleanliness report’ - Boylan

7 March, 2018 - by Cathal Boylan


Sinn Féin environment spokesperson Cathal Boylan has urged the public to take more responsibility for the upkeep of our beaches after a new report showed that 400 items of litter were found on every 100 metres of beach here.

The Newry and Armagh MLA commented “Although the report confirmed that the average litter concentration has dropped by nearly 4% in the last year, the amount of litter that is still being found is extremely concerning. If we look at the figures produced, on average five pieces of litter will be found for every step taken on our beaches.

“There is an onus on everyone who uses our beaches to take more responsibility for their upkeep and protection. If we want to ensure our beaches remain clean and fit for purpose for future generations we need to ensure that litter becomes a thing of the past.

“It takes no time at all for us all to ensure that our rubbish is correctly disposed of, if we want to continue to enjoy these areas, we have to care for them.”

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