Rathlin Island Co-op shop are offering a free tea, coffee or hot chocolate for members of the public who fill buckets with waste from the beach.
A LOCAL shop on Rathlin Island is upping their efforts to reduce plastic waste by offering a free hot drink for those who collect rubbish from the beach.
The managers of Rathlin Co-Op Shop, located in Church Bay, were inspired by the initiative after seeing a similar post on social media.
Speaking to the Chronicle, Aoife O’Broin Molloy explained that this idea is just one of many to tackle the problem of pollution.
“The idea of a free coffee for collecting a bucket of rubbish came from a post we saw on Facebook of another cafe offering the deal,” she said.
“We thought it was a simple yet effective idea and decided to offer it ourselves.
“The idea ties in with a lot of initiatives on Rathlin to reduce plastic waste and keep the island tidy not only for visitors and the public, but for the residents themselves.
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