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Matthews Welcomes Greener and Cleaner Bray Seafront

Green Party TD - Steven Matthews has welcomed reductions in litter along Bray seafront as revealed by the Irish Business Against Litter Marine Coastal Survey 2023. The survey assessed levels of litter across 33 coastal areas in Ireland and deemed Bray to be clean to European standards. It was noted that Bray seafront was ‘exceptionally clean’ with a ‘virtual absence of litter’ in the area.

“I am delighted that Bray has once again performed well in the Irish Business Against Litter’s annual survey of litter in coastal areas. This is testament to the commitment of Bray Municipal District to keeping the seafront free of litter and the hard work of our local community groups including Bray Tidy Towns and Bray Coast Care group. It is important that we maintain this standard and continue working to ensure that our seafront is protected from all forms of pollution.

“We need to double-down on our efforts to tackle litter in Bray. While the survey conducted noted that Bray seafront was very clean, there were some areas with small accumulations of cigarette butts and food-related litter. There is also scope to provide dedicated recycling facilities that will allow the segregation of waste along the seafront. I will continue to work with Bray Municipal District on these issues to ensure that we can all enjoy a litter-free seafront and promenade in Bray.

“All of us have a responsibility to ensure that we properly dispose of our waste. I ask that people take personal responsibility for their litter, place it in a bin or if no bin is available, they take their rubbish home with them and dispose of it correctly. It is also a very good idea to use a reusable coffee cup and avoid single-use plastic cups when possible. Bray seafront is clean to European norms but we can do even more to ensure that it is litter-free and in a clean state”, Deputy Matthews concluded.



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