Litter has many forms and many sources, from a sweet wrapper thrown on the street to a dumped bag of rubbish or a fly-tipped load of demolition rubbish. It is a very visible problem, polluting the environment and spoiling the appearance of otherwise attractive areas. Litter, as a result of people's irresponsible behaviour, is also damaging to the tourist industry and imposes unnecessary clean-up costs on public and private bodies which could be devoted to more productive purposes.
Like graffiti, vandalism, poor maintenance or bad design, litter affects the impression people have on an area's quality and always figures high on surveys about environmental concern. It presents the wrong image of Ireland and the Irish and is a serious embarrassment at a time when we have a lot to be proud of as a nation.
We all need to be responsible for putting our litter in the bin.
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