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Lord Mayor of Cork launches anti-litter campaign


Stephen the Magician, Noel Long (Cork City Council - Environment), Linda Nolan (President CBA), Tom Droney (Cork City Council - Roads & Transportation), Cara Behan (Cork City Council - Environment), Lord Mayor Cllr. Donal Counihan, Ursula Cunningham (Cork City Council - Environment), Conor Healy (Cork Chamber), Liz McAvoy (Cork Marketing Partnership), Barry Hughes & Aileen O'Donovan (Cork City Council - Environment) and Peter Stix.

The Lord Mayor, Cllr. Donal Counihan launched the 2007 Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) anti – litter campaign for Cork city on St. Patrick Street on Tuesday, 24th July 2007.  Also attending the launch were representatives from Cork City Council's Environment directorate, Cork Marketing Partnership, Cork Business Association and Cork Chamber.

Colourful display stands carrying simple but effective anti-chewing gum litter messages were on display and the launch involved photo opportunities by way of street entertainers, including a stilt walker and a magician, and promotional material to raise awareness of the anti-litter message was handed out to pedestrians.

Aodan Ó Laoire, Administrative Officer, Environment, outlined the Council’s participation to date: “We were delighted to be chosen in 2006 as part of the pilot initiative and we are equally happy to be part of the roll-out of this three year campaign. It is a subject we feel very strongly about and we hope this initiative will raise public awareness of the problem and change people’s littering habits”.

The Gum Litter Taskforce recently launched a national media campaign to support the initiative.


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