As part of this year’s festival, we are going eco! We will be reducing the amount of plastics and non-biodegradable waste on site. We will also have a composting bin for all food waste, but, the piece de resistance will be a giant octopus that we estimate to be over 7m high made entirely from plastics and marine waste. The art piece will be built from trash gathered on local beaches in Louth and Meath, old fishing nets from Clogherhead based trawlers and plastics collected from participating schools green bins. The octopus will be built by UK artist Jig from http://www.jigantics.com/ and Charles Preston of Electric Picnics; The Salty Dog.
We along with An Taisce Clean Coasts, BIM, Clogherhead Development Group and four local participating schools, are all working together to make this project a reality. As a result of the different bodies and organisations working to create this art piece we are expecting to attract a lot of national media coverage.
We hope that everyone attending this year’s event will help spread the word to reduce plastics and lets get this octopus trending using the #seafoodrocks