New plastic bin 'Goby' out to help curb plastic pollution

Caroline Donnelly, Patrick Murphy, Ger Deasy, Michael Donnelly, Jerry Clifford and Helen Wilson at the launch of ‘Goby, The Ocean Plastic Bin’ last Thursday. Photo by Michael Donnelly
Caroline Donnelly, Patrick Murphy, Ger Deasy, Michael Donnelly, Jerry Clifford and Helen Wilson at the launch of ‘Goby, The Ocean Plastic Bin’ last Thursday. Photo by Michael Donnelly

Fergus Dennehy

The very serious issue of plastic pollution has come more and more to the fore in the last few years, with researchers warning of the hugely harmful effects it is having on our planet and wildlife.

Now, locals in Derrynane have taken it upon themselves to do their own little bit to help the environment.

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'Goby', the new fish-shaped plastic bin - built almost entirely from recycled materials - has been set up at the Derrynane Long Beach to help locals have a place to dump any plastic rubbish that they find along the beach.

'Goby' is the brainchild of local woman Ger Deasy and other helpful members of the community - including Patrick Murphy, who crafted the bin.

"We set it up a week ago and so far, everyone has really embraced the idea, especially the children.

They love it," said Ger, speaking to the Kerryman on Tuesday.

"We have plans for two more  of these bins along the other two Derrynane beaches and hopefully other coastlines."

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