'Significant improvement' in Dublin litter levels

A new report focusing on the cleanest towns in Ireland has described Dublin as an area of "significant improvement", it emerged today.

Independent.ie said the Irish Business Against Litter (Ibal) survey put the capital 16th out of 55 in terms of cleanliness.

This is better than in previous years when it was a "blackspot" for litter.

Top of the list was Ennis in Country Clare, which was named as the country's cleanest area.

According to the annual survey, 60 per cent of Irish towns have achieved one of the highest rankings, compared to seven per cent six years ago.

Ibal's chairman Tom Cavanagh was quoted by the newspaper as saying that litter levels are important for the tourism business.

"A positive first impression is critical to our tourism product," he said. "Tourists to the capital are less likely to be met by cleanliness standards below what they experience at home."

Ibal was set up in 1996 and claims that litter levels have improved by 40 per cent over a five-year period.


| litter


Click a keyword to see more stories on that topic, view related news, or find more related items.


You need to be logged in to make a comment. Don't have an account? Set one up right now in seconds!

© Faversham House Group Ltd 2008. edie news articles may be copied or forwarded for individual use only. No other reproduction or distribution is permitted without prior written consent.