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Seabin removes plastic from Howth Harbour

Locals in Howth have stepped up their campaign against litter in the harbour, with the deployment...

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11.44 22 Aug 2019


Seabin removes plastic from Howth Harbour


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Locals in Howth have stepped up their campaign against litter in the harbour, with the deployment of a Seabin.

The floating device catches things like plastic wrappers, cigarette butts and even helps clear the oily residue you see on the surface of the water.

There’s already one of these Sea Bins in Dun Laoghaire, and now local man, Rowan Byrne, has brought the idea northside to Howth.

Our reporter Aideen Finnegan was at the West Pier for the launch, where she met all sorts of colourful characters.

Patrick Jackson and his Cloak of Howth. CREDIT: Aideen Finnegan


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