2013-09-03 15:05:55 - Limerick City has lost its ‘moderately littered’ tag and is now ‘clean to European norms’, according to the latest survey by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL).
The survey was carried out by An Taisce, which is commissioned by IBAL to undertake the monitoring of litter in towns and cities throughout the Republic of Ireland under its ‘All Ireland Anti-Litter League’ campaign.
Limerick City this year rose from 35th to 22nd in the IBAL League of 42 surveyed Irish towns and cities, the highest ranking achieved by the City in the competition to date.
According to Mayor of Limerick Kathleen Leddin: “An Taisce’s survey of Limerick found that considerable progress has been made by those who live in, visit and manage the City in terms of litter management. I believe that Limerick City Council and local communities have worked very well together in combating litter, which can have a
negative effect on the local economy and tourism. This collaborative approach is particularly evident in such community schemes as Limerick Going for Gold, the National TidyTowns Competition, Pride of Place and the Council’s Environment Improvement Grant Initiative.”
“I would ask everyone who lives in and visits Limerick City to play their part in supporting a cleaner environment. Community participation is key to this objective being met and I want to commend the excellent work that has already been carried out by local community groups, the business community and the staff of Limerick City Council,” the Mayor added.
As part of the IBAL Anti-Litter League, An Taisce monitors towns of population 6,000 and over, independently and in accordance with international grading standards. The programme is run in conjunction with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.
Visit www.ibal.ie for further information.