Carlow young people's device catches everything from footballs to bookie pens

This is incredible!

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


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CREDIT: Carlow Regional Youth Services

Carlow Regional Youth Services have been working on a project to prevent pollution on the River Burrin in Carlow.

They have made a huge floating device from disused goal post nets and plastic bottles that they have put on the river to capture the rubbish and plastic and all of the undesirable debris that flows through the Burrin to the Barrow and on to our seas.

The Green Team from The Vault installed the litter catcher recently and the pilot project is to capture waste that is thrown into our river and to help to prevent pollution of the waterways. 

It has been a huge success as well. 

In a post on Facebook, Carlow Regional Youth Services said:

The August haul. 3 footballs, 8 bookies pens, 15 glass bottles,64 plastic cups and bottles, 61 cans, endless cigarette butts, 3 tablet packs, over 130 miscellaneous pieces including lighters, tinfoil, cups and styrofoam and finally what we think is a piece of the walk way in Hanover Park which we will try to put back. Again well done to all involved. Vault Green Team.

All caught by the floating net in the month of August.