An Taisce celebrates 5,000 clean-ups as it calls for registrations in Tipperary for the 16th annual National Spring Clean
Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative, the National Spring Clean campaign is organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the Wrigley Company.
Each year throughout April, thousands of clean-up events take place across the country with over 500,000 people taking part last year. This year will mark the 16th Year of National Spring Clean and recent campaign statistics show that we really do love where we live:
- Over 5,000 clean-up events took place last year
- Over 500,000 participants last year
- Approx. 2,000 tonnes of litter was collected last year
- Amount of rubbish collected has increased by 300% since 1998
- Number of participants has increased by 223% since 1998
- Number of clean-up events has increased by 194% since 1998
To celebrate this year’s campaign, An Taisce is also hosting a photo competition on Instagram. Entrants are asked to share images of the most beautiful spots in their local areas tagging National Spring Clean (nationalspringclean) and using the hashtag #LoveWhereYouLive. The best pictures will be posted to the campaign’s Facebook page and the winner will receive a relaxing break in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel.
All volunteers registering for the National Spring Clean campaign are issued with a FREE clean up kit which contains important information, posters, colour-coded refuse sacks for segregation of waste materials, protective gloves and tabards to keep participants clean. An Taisce also liaises with Local Authorities to ensure that all rubbish and materials collected will be collected and disposed of without charge.