Illegal dumping scourge in Cork town: 830 discarded bottles and cans found

Illegal dumping scourge in Cork town: 830 discarded bottles and cans found
Some of the rubbish collected by Carrigaline Tidy Town volunteers.

MORE than 800 glass bottles, plastic bottles and aluminium cans were collected by Tidy Towns volunteers in Carrigaline in a two-week period.

Volunteers identified the constant dumping of bottles and cans as a serious problem. 

The group worked worked over a two-week period in August and the results highlight how much rubbish is being discarded. 

Approximately 80 glass bottles (mainly beer and spirits), 450 aluminium cans (beer and soft drinks) and 300 plastic bottles (water and soft drinks) were collected, and the Tidy Towns volunteers estimate this is a fraction of the total amount discarded.

“The purpose of this initiative was to measure the extent [of the] litter was occurring and highlight that a culture still exists where throwing this litter on the street is considered an acceptable norm by certain people, mainly youths and teenagers,” said Cllr Liam O’Connor, chairperson of Carrigaline Tidy Towns.

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