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The final 2014 litter survey for 2014 produced by the business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) has seen Ballina retain its status as a clean town, but has seen it drop to 33rd position in the ranking of 40 towns and cities surveyed.
The first Repair Café in the Midlands is taking place on Saturday November 22 in St.Kieran’s Community Centre, Tormey Villas, Athlone from 2-5pm.
Local councillor John Keogh has welcomed new dog litter bins in the Monksland/Bealnamullia areas of Athlone. “I’m pleased to see that dog litter bins have been put up. I have been a long time trying to prevail on Roscommon County Council to put these up, thankfully it has now happened. Dog foul is extremely dangerous to young children and can cause a host of medical complaints... I hope that the erection of the dog litter bins will now encourage owners to clean up after their dogs,” he said.
Westmeath County Council is challenging Westmeath householders to reduce their food waste by a quarter under the Stop Food Waste Challenge.
WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, is holding a series of WEEE collection events throughout Galway. These collection days, supported by Galway County Council, will allow people from towns and villages across the county to get rid of any household electrical equipment and batteries in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
Householders who reduce their food waste by 25 per cent could save as much as €60 a month on their bills.
This week marks the 25th UN International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol which brought about a global initiative to ban Ozone Depleting Substances. Two Irish scientific atmospheric monitoring stations have played a significant role assessing the planet’s success in saving the ozone layer.
Contaminated soil in South Park no longer poses any risk to human health a new report has confirmed, although a local councillor said it should not have “taken eight years to come up with this analysis”.
GLOBAL CONCERNS about environmental risks, climate change, and threats to the planet from industry have resulted in new movements challenging those putting profits before the planet.