Official Launch of the 25th National Spring Clean at Myrtle Square, Dún Laoghaire!

by Aishling Conway
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It is time to roll up our sleeves and make a meaningful impact on our environment as the 25th National Spring Clean was officially launched at Myrtle Square, Dún Laoghaire.

Operated by An Taisce, in partnership with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and other Local Authorities, the National Spring Clean is Ireland’s largest anti-litter campaign, rallying thousands of volunteers each year. This year marks 25 years of the campaign, which has seen the removal of an estimated 47,500 tonnes of litter from Irish streets, parks, coastlines, thanks to over 12 million hours of volunteering over the years.

Councillor Denis O’Callaghan, Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said: 

“Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are proud to support the National Spring Clean in its 25th year and commend the efforts of local volunteers who continue to make such a positive environmental impact by combatting litter and protecting local environments and biodiversity across the county.” 

Throughout the month of April, communities from across Ireland will take part in the National Spring Clean to tackle the problem of litter in local areas and to see the benefits of a litter-free environment. This year the campaign also wants to raise awareness about the Circular Economy Act and how the adoption of a circular economy model will reduce our litter and climate impact.  

Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Frank Curran said:

“Along with our own local community clean-ups, the An Taisce National Spring Clean campaign has been hugely successful in empowering individuals and raising awareness about the impact of litter and waste and helping to create cleaner and healthier communities.”

To find out more about how you can get register for a free clean-up kit, please visit the National Spring Clean website

The National Spring Clean is run in partnership with Local Authorities, and supported by the Department of Environment, Communications and Climate Environment and Mars Wrigley Ireland.  

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