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New Figures Show Pedestrians Are The Worst Litter Offenders.

: 07/12/2019 - 09:59

The Environment Minister says tackling Ireland's litter problem is more about changing people's hearts and minds than enforcement.

New figures show pedestrians are the worst litter offenders, at 42 per cent, and drivers are second worst, at 22.4 per cent.

There's been a slight decrease in the levels of littering, with 59.6 per cent of areas described as 'slightly polluted', down 4.3 per cent on 2017.

Earlier this year, a survey found legal costs for councils are up to twice the size of court fines for littering.

Richard Bruton says that shows enforcement is not the most successful solution to littering.

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