A number of Cork areas failed to shine in the latest coastal litter survey

The survey found that the increase in ‘staycations’ is causing more litter in these areas.

The nationwide survey by the Irish Business Against Litter group reported that the majority of areas studied didn’t meet standards of European norms.

Areas where people would visit and gather were targeted in the survey of 32 coastal spots.

Cork Harbour at Blackrock Castle and White Bay in Cork were recorded as the most heavily littered areas. Kinsale, Bantry and Castletownbere also all fell short of the clean status in the latest survey

Conor Horgan from Irish Business Against Litter, says an increase in staycations during the pandemic has led to increased litter in coastal area:


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