Gum Litter Awareness 2017

Fingal County Council launches the 2017 Gum Litter Taskforce campaign

Fingal County Council in partnership with the Gum Litter Task force (GLTF) will launch a gum litter education campaign in Blanchardstown Town Centre on the morning of May 19th. The launch itself will be presided over by Deputy Mayor, Cllr Eithne Loftus.

The campaign has seen huge success to date with the National Litter Pollution Monitoring System results showing an overall decrease in people dropping gum from 26% when the campaign started in 2007, to 11% in the latest results.

This is the third year of the latest campaign, the result of a new agreement between the Department of Communication, Climate Action and Environment  and the Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) representing the gum industry, to fund a national gum litter awareness programme from 2015-2017.

Each of the local authorities will launch their own campaigns in the coming weeks. The 25 participating authorities are: Dublin, Cork City and County Councils, Galway City and County Councils, Clare, Donegal, Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown, South County Dublin, Fingal, Kilkenny, Kerry, Leitrim, Limerick City and County Council, Cavan, Longford, Laois, Meath, Sligo, Roscommon, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.

 

Please contact the Waste Management Section on Tel. 01-8906721 or by email: Environment@fingal.ie for further information.