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The National Litter Pollution Monitoring System Report reveals the extent, causes and composition of litter across the country.

On the 18th June 2018, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten T.D., published the 2017 National Litter Pollution Monitoring System Report. This Report was prepared by TOBIN Consulting Engineers’ Energy and Environment Division in our appointed role as the Litter Monitoring Body for Ireland.

The National Litter Pollution Monitoring System Report reveals the extent, causes and composition of litter across the country. Furthermore, this Report shows that the number of areas surveyed across the country deemed to be completely unpolluted from litter stands at 15.6%, this is the second highest level ever recorded. The results also demonstrate that over 79% of all areas surveyed in 2017 were deemed to be either litter free or only slightly polluted so this is very welcome news.

Minister Naughten said while he was ‘pleased with some of the results’, there was a need to ‘focus our efforts to maintain the improving standards being achieved across the country. A combination of awareness, education and enforcement is required in order to successfully combat our litter challenges’.

Full details of the report can be found at: https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/news-and-media/press-releases/Pages/Minister-Denis-Naughten-publishes-the-2017-National-Litter-Pollution-Report.aspx

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