A thank you to the representatives of various businesses in Lismore who attended a presentation organised by Lismore Tidy Towns at The Heritage Centre on Wednesday last the 13th March. To encourage those businesses who use plastic straws as part of the service that they offer to change to either biodegradable or compostable straws—- compostable is better– the tidy towns group presented those present with a box of 300 compostable straws.. The straws are made of corn starch and can be put in the food bin. Thanks to Mealla Fahey, Project Manager Lismore Heritage Centre and her staff for the hospitality on the day.
The community litter roster started on Monday 11th and thanks once again to those who are participating. We appeal to all businesses and private property dwellers in the Main Street / West Street area to sweep outside their premises at least once a week. Cigarette butts are one of the main types of litter on Main Street and those businesses whose customers smoke outside their premises are legally responsible for cleaning those up
Between the CE work team of Jim and Gordon and the tidy towns work team a lot of outdoor work is being done in between the many showers/ rain over the past few weeks..During the past week we took delivery of two new pieces of equipment, a power washer and a shredder. The purchase of the above was covered by a grant received from the Department of Rural & Community Development which was available to all tidy towns groups in the country. Lismore Tidy Towns was successful with its application and wish to thank the staff of Pobal who administered the scheme.
ECO TIP OF THE WEEK
The A to Z tips to cutting down on plastics in the home
C is for the Conscious Cup Campaign which most of Lismore’s cafes/ restaurants have become involved with.Those businesses offer a discount to customers using their own reusable cups. Don’t forget that there is a reusable cup unique to Lismore which can be bought locally for 6 euro
C is for cotton— there is no point discarding rainproof gear but hunt out natural fibres such as cotton, linen and wool for tops
C is for consumeror power– in the battle against the use of single use plastic items the consumer will be the one to send the message to manufacturers by cutting down on their purchase of such items