Hi everyone Flossie here and guess what….. The sea bins are here they are in the harbour working really well and collecting loads of rubbish!!!! Woah woah woah let me start from the beginning.
A couple of weeks ago I got the news that the sea bins were in Ireland but they were in the countryside being tested to make sure that they were working I asked for a picture of them but instead they sent me picture of the box they were in. Then a couple of weeks later I got the call saying that ‘the sea bins are going to be put in the harbour on Tuesday the 22nd May, so I missed the day of school which meant I could go to the launch of the Seabins… and it was GREAT!! Down at the launch there was: Councillor Cormac Devlin who helped me get my beach cleaning group going, Kyron my speed boat teacher/Irish Coastguard and the only person who lets me clean the East Pier in the speed boats!! Tim Ryan who runs the Harbour Company and who gave me sweets at my meeting with him and who let me put my seabins in the harbour, Corrinna who’s daughter is my friend, Scruffy Corrina’s dog, Gerry who brought the sea bins over and assembled them, Mrs Teddy who owns Teddy’s ice cream and who is trying to go plastic free and make all their things edible like the napkin and the spoons and Teddy’s is coming on a beach clean with me! My Dad who specially took the day off work to come to the launch, my Mum, Gill someone my Mum swims with and who writes for and owns a magazine called: Inshore Ireland, the Dalkey Dollies who my Mum teaches Callanetics to and a photographer. So their was a good amount of people who showed up for it.
I couldn’t believe that when I saw the sea bin in the water for the first time it had already collected a lot of rubbish like ; a plastic bottle, bubble wrap, a plastic coffee top, more lose plastic, and a lot of bits of crab.
When we got back home we went for lunch in one of my favourite seafood restaurants where I ordered nothing but crab claws! after that we visited ‘Cool Planet Experience’ which was so cool and so fun, I think it should be on top of every school trip list because it is really inspiring and really teaches children on how to make a difference to the world, but their was one thing which really made me scared apparently climate change is making the earth too hot and cocoa trees can’t survive in these conditions and no cocoa trees, no chocolate, no chocolate, no Flossie!!!!!
I got a really cool bracelet which tells me how eco friendly my family is… it is so cool !!
My family and I all had to play games and either work together or just do it for fun but my Dad turned everything into a competition which made it very funny! We had a really nice person who was showing us around
As you all know my Mum and some of her friends were doing Red Bull Flugtag last Sunday. It was really fun to watch and my Mums team really rocked it they were first on stage and I think they were the best but probably because she is my Mum. They made an amazing flying machine which was meant to be a pair of mens pants…!
I had a couple of radio interviews this week about the Seabin, I had one yesterday and I had two today, one of them was live and tomorrow I am going to be on TV.
Today I went on a quick beach clean where I found a bottle, a can, a mans flip flop,a rope a spoon and a towel
As a quick reminder march for the ocean is at 2 30pm in Dun Laoghaire meeting point: The Royal Marine Hotel and the march will end at the sea bins on Saturday 9th of June please, please come…we want to show the rest of the world we care about plastic in our seas. There is a Facebook page, it is called ‘March For The Oceans Dublin Saturday 9th June’ and everyone has to wear blue on the day!!When the sea bins arrived Tim Ryan asked Teddy’s to bring the ice cream truck so I got my favourite ice cream and had a lovely chat with Mrs TeddysI hope you all liked this weeks blog, I am not doing a story this week, because this weeks blog is only about how cool it is that the Seabins are here!!