Is this what we want tourists to see

May 24th, 2015 12:40 PM

By Southern Star Team


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SINCE we launched our Keep West Cork Tidy campaign last month, we have received several photographs from around the region, showing the scourge of dumping.

This week a really shocking image was sent to us – several nappies were left in a large pile on one of the most scenic roads in the county.

The stunning Bantry to Kilgarvan Rd was the location, photographed by an angry reader. ‘A huge amount of used nappies were dumped right by the side of the road. They were put there very recently. Despite all good efforts, blatant dumping of obnoxious substances is continuing. This road is a key tourist attraction and the waste is visible to anyone passing.’

Another concerned reader – Padraig Duggan – sent us a recent photograph of large scale dumping of toxic substances, including paint cans, on the back road from Gaggin to the recycling centre in Bandon.

There were 450 clean-up events hosted in Cork for this year’s annual National Spring Clean campaign which ran throughout April and into May this year, one of the highest numbers of clean-ups in any county across the country.

Unfortunately, as our photographs show, the problem is still a ongoing issue.

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