A Call On Communities To Tackle Ireland’s Litter Problem

Irish rugby international Rob Kearney and National Spring Clean ambassador Sarah McGovern, kicked off the National Spring Clean 2018 with a nationwide call to volunteers and communities across Ireland to register for this year’s anti-litter campaign.

Throughout the month of April, The National Spring Clean will bring together communities throughout the country to tackle the problem of litter in local areas. This initiative is organised by An Taisce and supported by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Sarah McGovern, National Spring Clean Ambassador, commented:

“At its 20th Anniversary, we are calling on the communities of Ireland to spring into action and join the fight against litter. The terrific support that the National Spring Clean continues to receive ever year from local residents, community groups and businesses, is a testament to the community spirit that this initiative fosters. Importantly, everyone can get involved – all you need to do is register with the National Spring Clean 2018, receive your free clean-up kit, and commit some of your time and energy to collecting litter in your local area. It’s that simple.”

About 2018 National Spring Clean

In its 20th year, the National Spring Clean sends a nationwide message to all communities of the collective responsibility we share in tackling our national litter problem. The National Spring Clean encourages individuals and groups such as schools, local authorities, voluntary groups, businesses and community groups to get involved in local clean-up events. By participating in organised clean-ups, people of all ages come together to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.

All clean up groups registering with the National Spring Clean campaign receive a FREE clean-up kit comprising information, posters, colour coded refuse sacks for segregation of waste materials, protective gloves and tabards to keep participants clean! Groups registered with National Spring Clean are covered under a public liability insurance policy while engaged in clean-up activities for the duration of the campaign.

An Taisce encourages everyone taking part in ‘#springclean18’ activities to tell everyone about it. Post photos using the #SpringClean18 hashtag to your favourite social media platforms. You can tag the campaign on Twitter or Instagram using either the twitter handle @NationalSpringC, and on Instagram using the Campaign’s Instagram handle @nationalspringclean.

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