Sligo shoots up Litter League table

Eight out of ten sites inspected in Sligo in a recent survey are clean to European norms.

That’s according to the latest ‘Businesses Against Litter’ survey released today.

It has seen Sligo rise seven places to twenty-second in the Litter League Table.

However years ago it was deemed ‘littered’ and was one of the towns at the bottom of the table.

Carrick-on-Shannon is the only town in Leitrim to be surveyed and it retains a good position at the top of the table also ranked ‘Clean to European Norms’.

Conor Horgan of IBAL says they visit different areas everytime the survey is carried out giving an overall picture of how towns are faring and he says Sligo is improving all the time:

Letterkenny continues to have a problem with litter according to a new survey.

The latest ‘Business Against Litter’ survey released today show that Donegal’s main town is deemed ‘littered’ to european norms.

In fact it ranks 5th from the bottom of the table alongside inner city areas of Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

The Irish Business Against Litter is an alliance of companies set up in 1996 who believe that economic prosperity in the areas of tourism, food and direct foreign investment depends on a clean, litter-free environment.