A councillor has renewed his commitment to offer a cash reward to identify the party dumping milk containers along Antrim Coast.
Coast Road Councillor, Andrew Clarke, raised the issue on social media in recent days following an incident.
“Really disappointed to see milk cartons again being dumped on our lovely Coast Road. Putting plastic in the sea does huge damage, and is a terrible look for one of Northern Ireland’s most scenic areas.”
“I slithered down and gathered these ones up, so at least they are accounted for. Shockingly, the best before dates were the 5th, 6th and 7th of this month.”
“Will contact Farmview again – previous theory blamed someone in hospitality, but this doesn’t make a lot of sense with current restrictions.”
“The offer to match Farmview’s £500 reward still stands, if anyone can help catch them. Farmview have offered £500 to catch the culprit dumping these milk containers on the Coast road. I and my colleague Angela Smyth will match this. So, a grand if you can catch them.”
Clarke first raised the issue back in March 2020, during lockdown.
“I hate litter. In fact, I would go as far as to regard it as a form of treason. Punishments should be appropriately severe, and from school onwards it needs to be treated as socially unacceptable.”
“While all litter is bad, plastic is especially damaging. To put them by the sea is worse again. During the last council term, Angela pushed to introduce ‘sea-bins’, a small step in dealing with ocean pollution.”
“Many volunteers from Larne and beyond give up time to clean our beautiful area – only to have individuals behave like this.”
“I have spoken with Farmview and am reasonably satisfied that they are acting responsibly. They have also undertaken to contact all their distributors, alerting them to the problem and asking them to be alert to suspicious behaviour.”