Littering is on the rise since the pandemic

September 13, 2021

RTE have found through a survey that litter is on the rise nationwide.

The survey, by the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) group, found Personal Protective Equipment litter to be widespread and there was also an increase in the prevalence of cans and glass bottles.

The first nationwide study into rubbish on our streets since the coronavirus crisis showed a dramatic fall in the number of towns and cities deemed to be "clean" - now at its lowest level since 2007.

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