Clean Coasts Big Beach Clean 2021
BTT took part in the Clean Coasts Big Beach Clean 2021 on 18th September and we were delighted to have so many volunteers from the community joining in on the day. We had a fantastic sunny morning on the beach for the clean up operation and it was enjoyed by litterpickers of all ages.
We collected a total of 46kg of waste from Bettystown Beach including 7.5kg of recycling. Ours was one of over 400 clean ups that took part across Ireland during the weekend and volunteers removed 42 tonnes of marine litter.
Clean Coasts is a non-profit organisation which engages with communities in the protection of Ireland’s beaches, seas and marine life. During the Big Beach Clean, volunteers are asked to carry out marine litter surveys to quantify the amount and typles of litter on Irish beaches. These surveys are aimed at heightening awareness about the issue of marine litter and serve as an indicator of the size of the problem.
Thank you to Carroll Estates for their donation of timber to use in projects in the village. We have already put some of it to good use to create flowerbed borders in the Green Gate Garden. And we have lots more ideas for other projects to keep us busy this Autumn and Winter.
Recycling soft plastics
The news that all soft plastics packaging, including sweet and crisp wrappers, can now be put in our household recycling bins is very welcome. Clean, dry and loose soft plastic packaging can be placed along with rigid plastics, paper, card, tins and cans in your household recycle bin.
For more information visit www.mywaste.ie Ireland’s official guide to managing your waste.
Congratulations to Meath Minors and Meath Ladies
We have taken down the green and gold bunting around the square but it really earned its keep in September. Congratulations to Meath Minors and Meath Ladies for their fantastic achievements in Croke Park.
Competition results to be announced later this year
Bettystown is participating in the Supervalu TIdy Towns Competition and the IPB Pride of Place Competition 2021 this year.
Bettystown Tidy Towns was selected by Meath County Council to represent Meath in the IPB Pride of Place competition 2021. IPB Pride of Place in association with Co-operation Ireland is an all-island competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland.
Tidy Towns results will be announced in November and Pride of Place results will be announced in October. More news to follow …
For more information on our activities follow us on Facebook and Instagram @bettystown_tidytowns. If you would like to help with clean ups, gardening or any other aspects of our works please speak to one of our volunteers or message us on Facebook.