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Sixty Warrenpoint Port staff along with customers and family and friends took to the beaches on Saturday to help clean up the town. The volunteers collected more than 25 bags of rubbish from beaches between Narrow Water and Cole’s Corner which were then removed from the sites.

Items included plastic and glass bottles, fast food cartons, tyres and even a discarded vacuum cleaner.

Sixty volunteers from Warrenpoint Port, including staff, customers and their family and friends, collected more than 25 bags of rubbish from beaches between Narrow Water and Cole’s Corner in Warrenpoint during a clean-up of the area’s beaches.
Sixty volunteers from Warrenpoint Port, including staff, customers and their family and friends, collected more than 25 bags of rubbish from beaches between Narrow Water and Cole’s Corner in Warrenpoint during a clean-up of the area’s beaches.

 Clare Guinness, CEO, Warrenpoint Port who joined in the clean up said “It was a tremendous pleasure to join with dozens of other volunteers from the Port in the clean-up of the many wonderful beaches across the Warrenpoint area. We made a positive difference evidenced by the volume of rubbish we collected.

“Staff, customers and their families gave of their free time to assist with the preservation of Carlingford Lough and help to maintain the wider port environment for current and future generations.

“We take our responsibilities as a custodian of the local marine environment very seriously and the beach clean-up was just the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at improving our local surroundings.”

Representatives from Warrenpoint Port’s wide customer base, including Seatruck Ferries and Forestwood Agencies, joined in with the initiative on the day.

Warrenpoint port employs 67 staff directly, but more than 200 people work at the harbour every day.

Volunteers from Warrenpoint Port spent Saturday cleaning up the areas beaches.
Volunteers from Warrenpoint Port spent Saturday cleaning up the areas beaches.

In addition to serving the markets in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, the Port deals with imports and exports from countries and regions across the world including Spain, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Ukraine and the Americas.

 

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