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Gum Litter Taskforce to visit Limerick schools in the 2022 school year

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Gum Litter Taskforce 2022- Mayor of Limerick City and County Council, Frances Foley joined by Maura O’Neill and Helen O’Donnell for Bin It! roadshow.

The ‘Bin It!’ school roadshow encourages students to responsibly dispose of litter, particularly gum litter, through action-led workshops

Limerick pupils will be encouraged to ‘Bin It’ as part of a 2022 education campaign run by the Gum Litter Taskforce 2022 for Limerick.

The ‘Bin It!’ education programme will travel across the country and deliver 60 performances a year to primary schools nationwide, with the ambition to visit 180 schools by 2025.

The ‘Bin It!’ school roadshow encourages students to responsibly dispose of litter, particularly gum litter, through action-led workshops. The latest cycle of the campaign will see the programme shift its focus from secondary school students to students in fifth and sixth class. There will be a return to in-person workshops, which will kick off in September.

The programme will also see the Gum Litter Taskforce 2022 continue to work with Limerick City and County Council to promote greater gum litter awareness and education programmes in these areas through the GLT annual roadshow.

To date, the Gum Litter Taskforce has engaged with 30 local authorities across the country, hosting awareness initiatives and localised launch events and providing materials to promote community-led action on gum litter.

Speaking at the launch, the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr. Francis Foley said, “While we have seen very positive results to date, we want to continue encouraging a positive behaviour change amongst the small minority who are still disposing of gum incorrectly. Gum litter is particularly difficult to remove, if people could Bin It, our city, towns, and villages would look much better.”

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