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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Irish Business Against Litter

This year
No litter 'blackspots' recorded by survey but majority of beaches still deemed not clean
Disposable vapes were revealed as a ‘rapidly’ emerging form of litter, encountered in 1 in 7 of all visits to beaches.
Last year
The number of litter blackspots around Ireland has been halved, survey finds
Two-thirds of the 40 towns and cities surveyed were found to be clean but a group says action is needed to tackle coffee cup waste.
All time
There's been an increase in coffee-cup and PPE litter since the pandemic began
While the survey indicated that the majority of towns deteriorated during the pandemic, Kilkenny maintained its “pristine condition”.
Litter rankings: Kilkenny cleanest in Ireland while Dublin's north inner city 'seriously littered'
27 of the 40 towns and cities surveyed were deemed clean.
Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches?
40% of Irish rivers, beaches and harbours were littered or heavily littered, according to a new survey.
Ennis has been declared Ireland's cleanest town
The runners up were Roscommon and last year’s winner Kildare.
Dublin’s north inner city is a lot cleaner and no longer a litter blackspot
85% of our towns and cities were clean to European norms last year
Dublin, Cork and Limerick are the dirtiest cities in Ireland
The good news is that 75% of towns and cities were found to be as clean or cleaner than European counterparts.
IBAL Litter League 2012: Where did your town finish?
Kilkenny has been named Ireland’s most litter-free town by Irish Business Against Litter. Did your town feature highly?
Kilkenny named Ireland's cleanest town for 2012
The Marble City pips Cavan and Killarney to be named Ireland’s cleanest by Irish Business Against Litter.
80% of Irish towns 'as clean' as European average
More than 80 per cent of Irish towns are clean or cleaner than the European average – but Dublin’s north inner city has been branded a blackspot.
Anti-litter lobby backs 50c tax on chewing gum
Irish Business Against Litter says it supports Phil Hogan’s proposal for a gum tax, warning that any tax needs to be steep.
Green light given to most third level colleges graded on litter and cleanliness
Just one third-level campus has been marked as “heavily littered” following the IBAL survey.
Update: And the winner of the cleanest town in Ireland is…
The Irish Business Against Litter group has named the outright winner among Ireland’s tidiest towns – and delivered some bad news for Dublin and Cork.