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April 17, 2019

In April we held two clean ups and it was the first month ever that we have not held a clean up on a beach. Instead we traveled to Belfast and Carrickfergus to tackle to growing problem of litter in woodlands, parks and rivers. We met lots of new people, made some grea...

March 16, 2019

In March we held 3 large scale clean ups throughout Ards and North Down, working with more than 100 volunteers and with several great groups who helped organize and gather support for the clean ups. We managed to remove more than 60 bags of littler and several other la...

March 12, 2019

Kids are pretty environmentally savvy these days, many have grown up with recycling, know about energy saving lightbulbs, electric cars and the need for renewable energy resources. With the likes of youtube and facebook there as a constant way for them to easily access...

March 10, 2019

Clear Ripple volunteers find a lot of plastic during our clean-ups. There are reliably loads of bottles, wrappers, straws and tiny shreds and bits of all shapes and colours that have been floating about and disintegrating for who knows how long. This doesn’t exactly qu...

February 17, 2019

In February we held 2 large scale clean ups, returning to two former clean up locations from 2018, Ballywalter beach and the Lagan Towpath in Lisburn. We have been blessed to have such great support at our clean up events and want to take a moment before diving into th...

December 6, 2018

December: Ballyhalbert

At this our final Beach Clean of 2018 with the help of our 11 amazing volunteers we managed to remove 27 bags of litter and other large items from the shoreline.

We found fishing nets, several complete or partial tires, various broken fishing and c...

November 29, 2018

Our Simple Swaps series continues it's focus on your Kitchen. There are many many ways for you to reduce your plastic pollution and the amount of waste you generate in your home, and when it comes to the kitchen and our food choices it once again gives us a huge opport...

September 17, 2018

Our Simple Swaps series continues it's focus on your bathroom. There are many many ways for you to reduce your plastic pollution and the amount of waste you generate in your home, but when it comes to the bathroom there are so many items to choose from, be it shampoo b...

September 10, 2018

Once again we returned to Ballywalter Beach for Operation Clean Up. In our last two trips to this part of the peninsula we removed heaps of litter, including tires, fishing nets, oyster cages and many other large and unsightly items.

This time proved no different we met...

September 4, 2018

On our second trip down to the Lagan Towpath in Belfast we didn't know what to expect. It had been a crazy week of travel for us being out one year anniversary and with lots of other things going on we had litter time to plan and prepare for this clean up. However, des...

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