Cigarettes Amount For 80% Of Litter In Offaly

That's significantly more than the national average.

Passing pedestrians and motorists account for the vast majority of littering in Offaly. 

Pedestrians create 42% of litter, while motorists account for 25% with most litter coming from people smoking, eating and drinking. 

Cigarette related litter is the biggest contributor in the county making up 80% of waste, significantly more than the 55% nationally. 

Environmental Strategic Policy Committee member, Peter Ormond, says a change in mindset is needed:

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