Wednesday, 31st August 2011
Waterford City, Dungarvan and Tramore have come tops in a nationwide survey carried out on behalf of Irish Business Against Litter. The survey which was conducted by An Taisce were praised as being clean to European Norms.The three Waerford locations are among 37 areas in the country which attained the highest ranking making for the best results since the survey was started in 2002. It would appear that Waterford has significantly cleaned up its act which will prove to have many spin offs including bigger numbers of tourists being drawn to the areas. Sweet wrappers were the most prevalent type of litter, followed by cigarette butts, fast food wrappings, plastic bottles and chewing gum which saw several locations, including north inner city Dublin, being classified as blackspots. The survey also named several high profile stores throughout the country where, they said,there was excessive litter. However, Waterford can rightly be proud of the three major areas in the city and county that have achieved the highest rated rankings ever.
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