Record Results Achieved in National Spring Clean as Over 300 Co. Tipp Groups Take Part

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Volunteers from Tipperary Town Tidy Towns during the National Spring Clean 2022 at the Tipperary Hills.

The 2022 National Spring Clean saw its highest results yet as over 300 groups from County Tipperary took part.

This year, the countrywide anti-litter campaign returned after two-years of restrictions due to covid-19.

Over 9,500 volunteers took part in clean-ups all over the county to make the National Spring Clean 2022 the largest anty-litter campaign yet.

Nationwide, over 2,800 tonnes of litter was collected by dedicated volunteers and the #SpringClean22 formed the starting point for a number of groups to organise litter picks all year long.

The theme of the National clean-up event this year was community pride and the National Spring Clean urged people of all ages to “gather friends, family, classmates, neighbours or colleagues to unite in cleaning their shared green spaces together.”

Speaking about the event, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamonn Ryan said: “The statistics for what the National Spring Clean achieves every year are staggering and are a real testament to the energy, drive and community commitment of volunteers up and down the country, who come out and work hard together to protect, enhance and clear up our local environments. It’s unpaid, largely unsung and often unseen work that improves the quality of life for all of us.

“I would like to salute your work and express my gratitude for the hours of selfless volunteer work that help make National Spring Clean such a critical part of the annual environmental calendar here.”

Michael John O’Mahoney, Chairperson of the National Spring Clean also paid tribute to all the volunteers who took part in this year’s clean up.

“The work and efforts of volunteers, groups and Local Authorities all over the country for National Spring  Clean in 2022 has been truly amazing. A big thank you to everyone who made it such a success; in fact the most successful National Spring since the first National Spring Clean in 1999! Go raibh mile maith agaibh go leir.”