The Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) campaign, aimed at stamping out the problem of chewing gum litter, has been launched in South Tipperary. Chairperson of South Tipperary County Council Cllr John Crosse launched the campaign last week, which last year achieved a 28% reduction in gum litter nationally. A nationwide on-street attitudes and awareness survey also showed there was a significant improvement in public perception, with gum that is irresponsibly disposed, clearly viewed as ‘litter’ by those surveyed.
The campaign aims to reduce gum litter by raising awareness amongst the public that dropping gum on the ground is littering and carries a €150 fine. The GLT campaign encourages the public to dispose of their used gum responsibly.
Speaking at the launch, Cllr John Crosse said: “It is heartening to see local authorities, industry and the general public working together to make a tangible difference to South Tipperary’s streets and other towns and cities nationwide.”