In spite of the atrocious weather, over 80 people turned up to the Terryland Forest Park to take part in Galway city's inaugural clean-up organised by Galway City Council working in partnership with the Friends of the Forest group.
It was a great success with thousands of pieces of litter were gathered from one section of the Terryland Forest Park. However beverage cans represented the largest class of items collected at 35% followed by drink bottles at 32%.
Time now for John Gormley, the government Minister for the Environment, to finally take action on our proposal to re-introduce a national refundable levy on drinks cans/bottles. We have been lobbying him on this issue without success since 2007.
For more information on the Terryland Forest Park clean-up and the refundable levy proposal click here