Walking party removes over 1,500kg of trash from Wicklow / Dublin highlands – WicklowNews
The Pure Mile 2021 Project is currently in full cleanup mode with over 800 miles of roads, mountains, valleys, forests and forests, adopted by a variety of communities, groups, individuals, organizations, businesses, Boy Scouts, groups walking and cycling clubs and now involves over 2,500 volunteers who help Pure clean up the highlands.
A recent garbage pickup and cleanup by the Glencree Walking Group in the beautiful scenic highlands of Wicklow / Dublin, from the Kilakee car park in south Dublin to the Sally Gap junction in Wicklow, has removed more than 200 garbage bags and over 1,500 kg of garbage. The majority of the waste encountered that day was all recyclable, consisting of glass and cans, all thrown into this beautiful highland environment. Other items included materials from home renovations, tires, car bumpers, tiles, flooring, as well as a considerable amount of household waste.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Pure was unable to organize their regular Wicklow / Dublin mountain cleanups, and this recent litter pick was the first of 2021. The Glencree Walking Pure Mile group has been involved in the Pure Mile , Cleanup The Uplands Project, for a number of years now, and all of their dedicated volunteers were thrilled to be Back On The Hills. The group’s first upland cleanup in 2017 removed hundreds of bags of trash with more than 3,000 kg of illegal trash collected that day.
Ian Davis, Director of Pure, said: “The Wicklow / Dublin Highlands provide a unique landscape and environment, attracting thousands of visitors each year. It should also be noted that this landscape has environmental significance and is part of the Wicklow Mountains National Park and the Dublin Mountains Way. It is an area of both Irish and European importance and protected under the European Habitats Directive as a Special Area of Conservation. I would like to thank all the volunteers of the Glencree Walking Group Pure Mile for their continued dedication and support in helping Pure clean up the highlands.
Although Pure has removed over 3,500 tonnes (3,500,000 kg) of illegal dumping from this beautiful, scenic landscape, they only have one truck and driver and, unfortunately, are unable to remove them. unsightly small-scale waste. The clean-up of the Glencree Walking Group Pure Mile is making a huge difference to the look of the South Dublin Highlands, and Pure is currently organizing other clean-ups of the highlands roads, mountain trails, woodlands and forests.
Pure provides all Pure Mile volunteers with Pure Mile signs, Pure Mile bags, waste pickers, gloves, Pure Mile hi-vis vests and the Pure Truck collects all litter collected by groups.
More information about Pure can be found at www.pureproject.ie
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