Lismore TT Notes 20-6-2018
The 2017 National Litter Pollution Report for the Irish Republic was published on Monday 18th June and showed that the main constituent of litter pollution nationwide were cigarette related litter- 56.3%, packaging litter -17.6%, food related litter-9% , sweet related litter 7.9% ., paper items 4.7%, plastic items non packaging- 0.4%, large litter items- 1.3%, deleterious litter- 1.85% and miscellaneous 0.8%The report shows that pedestrians are the main causes of litter-42% and passing motorists are the second greatest offenders at 19%. All of us involved in litter control and pick ups will agree with those findings . The government is now considering ways to decrease the amount of litter on Irish streets and may consider increasing the on the spot litter fine which is at present 150 euro to 250 euro. On the spot fines can be issued by a litter warden appointed by the local authority or by a garda. . How many on the spot litter fines have been made in any of our towns and villages in Co. Waterford?
ECO TIP OF THE WEEK
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- because you reduce your own food costs. Growing your own produce reduces the cost of supplying your family with a fresh supply of organic produce
- because you save on food miles and by doing this help to lower your carbon footprint. Growing your own food sustainably helps to reduce fossil fuels and the pollution that results from transporting fresh produce by plane and truck from all over the world to our shops and supermarkets