A recent report by the Irish Business Against Litter shows that there has been a significant decrease in towns and cities that were deemed to be clean across the country.
PPE litter such as masks and latex gloves has been a major contributing factor to littering in Irish towns and cities.
According to the report, there hasn’t been this many unclean towns in Ireland since 2007. Dublin, Galway and Limerick city have all lost their clean status. Kilkenny was judged as the best with Dublin North Inner City being judged as the worst.
As more people are drinking outdoors due to the closure of pubs, there has been an increase in bottles and cans being littered.
Cigarette butts being littered has been decreasing as pubs and offices remain closed.
The full report by the Irish Business Against Litter can be read in the link below: