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Westmeath Student Highlights Illegal Dumping In Rural Ireland

It's part of the Young Reporters for the Environment 2021 competition.

A Westmeath student has produced a video highlighting illegal dumping.

Shane King's entry for the Young Reporters for the Environment 2021 competition, also looks at the wider impact that dumping has on the world. 

The contest is organised by An Taisce.

The 2nd year student at Mercy Secondary School, Kilbeggan, says illegal littering is a huge problem in rural Ireland and that people tend to use back roads to discard their rubbish.

Figures from Westmeath County Council's Litter Management Plan show that cigarettes are the biggest issue in the county. they account for 65% percent of the overall litter. 

 

 

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