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#Litter

# litter - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Deposit-return scheme on bottles and cans to start rolling out in shops
# Recyling
# Recyling

Deposit-return scheme on bottles and cans to start rolling out in shops

Nov 28th 2022, 11:54 AM 30,567 Views 38 Comments

A 15c deposit will apply to cans and bottles up to 500ml and a 25c deposit on those over 500ml.

# litter - Last month November 2022

'Gull-proof' bags trial could lead to plastic bags ban for waste collection in Dublin
# Litter
# Litter

'Gull-proof' bags trial could lead to plastic bags ban for waste collection in Dublin

Nov 25th 2022, 5:33 PM 16,453 Views 22 Comments

There are approximately 950 streets across the city where customers are allowed to use single-use plastic bags for their waste including most parts of the city centre.

# litter - This year 2022

Litter levels on the rise in beaches and harbours
# IBAL
# IBAL

Litter levels on the rise in beaches and harbours

Sep 5th 2022, 9:20 AM 12,709 Views 24 Comments

The seafront in Bray was again praised, as was Dun Laoghaire, but Kinsale and Dingle deteriorated to ‘littered’ status.

Six-hour cleanup at north Dublin beach after sand is left strewn with beer bottles and plastic
# Ah Here
# Ah Here

Six-hour cleanup at north Dublin beach after sand is left strewn with beer bottles and plastic

Jul 19th 2022, 3:08 PM 52,042 Views 85 Comments

Photos of the debris provoked anger and cricitism online this morning.

The number of litter blackspots around Ireland has been halved, survey finds
# Litter League
# Litter League

The number of litter blackspots around Ireland has been halved, survey finds

Jun 13th 2022, 1:02 PM 12,853 Views 12 Comments

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.

Littering in Irish urban centres increased during 2021 - here are the cleanest towns and cities
# Survey
# Survey

Littering in Irish urban centres increased during 2021 - here are the cleanest towns and cities

Jan 4th 2022, 6:45 AM 24,217 Views 33 Comments

PPE litter has also increased in the past year, according to the survey by a business group.

# litter - Last year 2021

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw someone littering?
# Litter
# Litter

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw someone littering?

Oct 19th 2021, 8:44 AM 24,873 Views 69 Comments

Litter in the country’s main cities has worsened to levels not seen in ten years, a new survey shows.

Litter survey: Portlaoise cleanest town, Dublin's north inner city 'a litter blackspot'
# Load Of Rubbish
# Load Of Rubbish

Litter survey: Portlaoise cleanest town, Dublin's north inner city 'a litter blackspot'

Oct 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 22,348 Views 25 Comments

Litter in the country’s main cities has worsened to levels not seen in ten years, according to Irish Business Against Litter.

'Massive issue at the moment': Councils ask public to bin responsibly after recent litter increase
# Litterbug
# Litterbug

'Massive issue at the moment': Councils ask public to bin responsibly after recent litter increase

May 1st 2021, 7:30 AM 30,351 Views 69 Comments

Cork County Council said it anticipates an increase in waste from day trips and staycations this summer.

'It's about personal responsibility': Increase in Dublin littering linked to pandemic and good weather
# Dublin
# Dublin

'It's about personal responsibility': Increase in Dublin littering linked to pandemic and good weather

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 16,621 Views 48 Comments

Images online showed green spaces filled with rubbish earlier this week.

Poll: Have you noticed more litter in your area during lockdown?
# What A Waste
# What A Waste

Poll: Have you noticed more litter in your area during lockdown?

Feb 27th 2021, 10:00 AM 29,002 Views 63 Comments

Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty recently hit out at the “phenomenal” amount of dog faeces in Irish villages.

Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'

Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'

Feb 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 39,942 Views 33 Comments

Rory McNab shares his newfound love of collecting litter along Dublin’s Grand Canal, which has provided an unexpected pick-me-up in lockdown.

There's been an increase in coffee-cup and PPE litter since the pandemic began
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

There's been an increase in coffee-cup and PPE litter since the pandemic began

Jan 25th 2021, 9:54 AM 13,612 Views 62 Comments

While the survey indicated that the majority of towns deteriorated during the pandemic, Kilkenny maintained its “pristine condition”.

# litter - All time

'I would have been lost without it': Older volunteers say Tidy Towns has been a lifeline during lockdown
# Tidy Towns
# Tidy Towns

'I would have been lost without it': Older volunteers say Tidy Towns has been a lifeline during lockdown

Oct 17th 2020, 10:30 AM 22,423 Views 14 Comments

Volunteers said the amount of litter has been “particularly bad” during the pandemic.

Several towns and cities lose 'clean' status amid increase in PPE litter around the country
# Masks
# Masks

Several towns and cities lose 'clean' status amid increase in PPE litter around the country

Oct 12th 2020, 9:07 AM 24,428 Views 22 Comments

Dublin, Galway and Limerick city centres all lost their ‘clean’ status, according to a new survey.

Deer found dead with 7kg of plastic bags, underwear and towels in stomach in Thailand
# Plastic Waste
# Plastic Waste

Deer found dead with 7kg of plastic bags, underwear and towels in stomach in Thailand

Nov 27th 2019, 10:30 PM 23,931 Views 46 Comments

Plastic bags containing coffee grounds, instant noodle packs and other items were found in the deer’s stomach.

This initiative is calling for people to clean up marine litter from Irish coasts this weekend
# Big Beach Clean
# Big Beach Clean

This initiative is calling for people to clean up marine litter from Irish coasts this weekend

Sep 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 7,697 Views 10 Comments

Events for the Big Beach Clean 2019 are happening around the country this weekend.

Survey finds majority of Irish beaches and rivers are polluted: these are the biggest blackspots
# IBAL
# IBAL

Survey finds majority of Irish beaches and rivers are polluted: these are the biggest blackspots

Aug 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 45,869 Views 37 Comments

The most common forms of litter found by the assessors were food wrappers, plastic bottles, cans and cigarette butts.

Littering could literally be halved if cigarette butts weren't thrown on the ground
# Kick The Habit
# Kick The Habit

Littering could literally be halved if cigarette butts weren't thrown on the ground

Jul 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 12,795 Views 72 Comments

The 2018 National Litter Pollution Monitoring System Report has highlighted the extent of the problem

Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town
# Good Clean Fight
# Good Clean Fight

Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town

Jan 7th 2019, 8:31 AM 27,029 Views 20 Comments

Galway City Ballybane and Dublin North Inner City came in at the bottom of the rankings, described as “seriously littered”.

Poll: Would you challenge a randomer you saw littering in public?
# Litterbugs
From The Daily Edge
# Litterbugs

Poll: Would you challenge a randomer you saw littering in public?

Dec 2nd 2018, 6:00 PM 4,222 Views 4 Comments

Tell us; where do you stand on this?

Dublin City Council is going to spend €1.6 million to remove chewing gum
# Litter Blackspots
# Litter Blackspots

Dublin City Council is going to spend €1.6 million to remove chewing gum

Nov 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 12,631 Views 45 Comments

There’s a litter fine of €150 for those who throw chewing gum on the ground.

Just four dog poo fines were issued in Dublin City so far this year
# Dog Poo
# Dog Poo

Just four dog poo fines were issued in Dublin City so far this year

Nov 8th 2018, 6:10 AM 10,918 Views 42 Comments

Out of the four fines issued this year, just one was paid.

Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches?

Aug 13th 2018, 9:44 AM 32,257 Views 124 Comments

40% of Irish rivers, beaches and harbours were littered or heavily littered, according to a new survey.

The government is giving €200k to local councils to hold mattress amnesties
# Dumping
# Dumping

The government is giving €200k to local councils to hold mattress amnesties

Jul 23rd 2018, 6:10 AM 35,033 Views 25 Comments

“It’s ludicrous – you have amnesties for knives and guns – not bloody mattress amnesties,” one councillor said.

'A minority spoiling it for everyone': Increase in rubbish left in Dublin and Wicklow mountains during hot spell
# Litter
# Litter

'A minority spoiling it for everyone': Increase in rubbish left in Dublin and Wicklow mountains during hot spell

Jul 14th 2018, 9:15 AM 13,605 Views 43 Comments

Volunteers who have been clearing the litter have found whole campsites left behind by people who stayed overnight.

Ireland plans to ban sale of new cars with tailpipes by 2030
# Exhaust Fumes
# Exhaust Fumes

Ireland plans to ban sale of new cars with tailpipes by 2030

Jun 30th 2018, 7:30 AM 29,372 Views 74 Comments

The government are also exploring ways of reducing cigarette butt litter.

Government to increase on-the-spot litter fines to €250
# Kicking Bad Habits
# Kicking Bad Habits

Government to increase on-the-spot litter fines to €250

Jun 18th 2018, 6:05 AM 11,928 Views 42 Comments

A litter report showed that cigarettes make up half of street litter.

Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation
# Pilot Project
# Pilot Project

Illegal dumping being tackled through Eircodes investigation

Jun 9th 2018, 8:00 AM 20,335 Views 61 Comments

Sligo County Council launched the new pilot project in March.

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU
# Marine Litter
# Marine Litter

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU

May 28th 2018, 3:23 PM 15,416 Views 38 Comments

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

Dublin City Council received 19 complaints on Friday about litter
# Grand Canal
# Grand Canal

Dublin City Council received 19 complaints on Friday about litter

Apr 26th 2018, 6:10 AM 17,025 Views 51 Comments

A senator said that she was “disgusted” at images of Dublin’s canal after Friday and Saturday night.

Residents trying to reclaim Dublin park after intimidation, drug dealing and burnt out cars
# St Cuthbert’s
# St Cuthbert’s

Residents trying to reclaim Dublin park after intimidation, drug dealing and burnt out cars

Nov 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 46,926 Views 23 Comments

One local woman says problems in the area have “got progressively worse over the years”.

Tullamore tops rankings of Ireland's cleanest towns
# IBAL
# IBAL

Tullamore tops rankings of Ireland's cleanest towns

Sep 4th 2017, 9:10 AM 14,793 Views 24 Comments

Irish Business Against Litter said that overall, this year had the best result yet for Ireland in its litter survey.

'There's a lack of civic respect' - Call for an end to illegal dumping
# Dumped
# Dumped

'There's a lack of civic respect' - Call for an end to illegal dumping

Aug 5th 2017, 7:30 AM 12,102 Views 54 Comments

Dumping is seen around parks in the city.

This Cork village claims it could raise €19,000 per day if it fines everyone who litters
# Litterbugs
# Litterbugs

This Cork village claims it could raise €19,000 per day if it fines everyone who litters

Jul 7th 2017, 6:25 AM 22,818 Views 19 Comments

Glounthaune village sees 130 littering offences every day.

Poll: Have you ever asked someone to pick up their litter?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Have you ever asked someone to pick up their litter?

Jun 21st 2017, 12:45 PM 15,335 Views 63 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun
# Litter
# Litter

Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun

Jun 19th 2017, 4:25 PM 58,753 Views 91 Comments

Broken bottles, dirty nappies, discarded shoes, towels and backpacks were left behind on a Cork beach.

Residents hit out at 'disgusting' illegal dumping in Dolphin's Barn
# Dublin
# Dublin

Residents hit out at 'disgusting' illegal dumping in Dolphin's Barn

Jun 19th 2017, 3:27 PM 18,516 Views 31 Comments

“Some people just put rubbish on the street because they know the council will come and take it away.”

Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets
# Dog Mess
# Dog Mess

Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets

May 11th 2017, 6:03 AM 17,980 Views 29 Comments

Not picking up after your dog can land you with a fine of up to €150.

Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping
# Fly My Pretties
# Fly My Pretties

Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping

Mar 11th 2017, 6:45 AM 9,329 Views 29 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten is to launch the new project in Galway on Monday

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