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Poll: Have you ever personally complained to someone about littering?

An IBAL report says Ireland’s litter problem is improving – but Dublin’s north inner city and the environs of Dublin Airport are black spots.

Litter is abandoned on Dame St during Barack Obama's visit in May 2011. Dublin's north inner city has been declared a litter blackspot in the latest IBAL report.
Litter is abandoned on Dame St during Barack Obama's visit in May 2011. Dublin's north inner city has been declared a litter blackspot in the latest IBAL report.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

A NEW REPORT issued this morning by Irish Business Against Litter paints a promising picture – reporting that, overall, Ireland is becoming more and more litter-free.

The report’s not all good, however: it says Dublin’s north inner city remains a litter black spot, and remarks that litter on the approach roads to Dublin Airport hardly makes for a very pleasant welcome for tourists coming into town from the airport in Swords.

With the overall picture being a good one, though, we thought we’d ask for your own perspective on Ireland’s improvement in the anti-litter stakes – and, specifically, whether you’ve ever personally taken issue with someone littering around you.

Have you ever approached someone dropping litter and told them, literally, to clean up their act? Or have you ever been on the receiving end of anyone else’s wrath for dropping litter yourself?

Have you ever personally complained to someone about their littering?


Poll Results:

No, but I've wanted to (938)
Yes (554)
No, and I wouldn't (502)
No - but someone's complained to me (115)




Read: Litter Warden: how is your town doing?

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Gavan Reilly

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