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Local Litter Challenge for Secondary Schools Launched in Waterford

The 2022 Tom Murphy Car Sales Volkswagen / Waterford City & County Council Schools’ Litter Challenge was launched at Tom Murphy Car Sales.

Fifteen secondary schools throughout Waterford recently registered to take part in a litter challenge to help make County Waterford cleaner. This competition, sponsored by Tom Murphy Car Sales Volkswagen, will see an impressive fifteen schools carrying out clean ups of their local area over the next 6 weeks to compete for the €1500 prize money.

The Environment Section of Wtaerford City & County Council use surveillance technology to assist their work in relation to Litter, Waste Management and for detection of illegal dumping.

The competition will be judged by a member of IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter), who run the Irish Anti-Litter league of cities, towns and villages each year.

Established in 1996, Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) is an alliance of companies sharing a belief that continued economic prosperity – notably in the areas of tourism, food and direct foreign investment – is contingent on a clean, litter-free environment. In addition, IBAL believes all citizens have the right to a clean living environment.

Tom Murphy, sponsor of the competition prize money, commented, “to see fifteen secondary schools taking part in this challenge is very encouraging. We hope that it helps to develop a sense of pride and ownership in our communities. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of the participating schools for their entry into this great initiative and wish them the best of luck with their clean-up activities.”

Source: Waterford City & County Council

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