Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) was set up in 1996 as an alliance of companies who believe that litter has a significant negative impact on our economic well-being. In response it set up the All Ireland Anti-Litter League in 2002. The league involves regularly monitoring of litter levels in towns and cities across Ireland according to international standards. The areas are then ranked in a league table format. An Taisce is the independent monitor of the IBAL Anti-Litter League.
Initially comprising 27 areas, the League has grown to include over 50 towns and city areas, and is now co-funded by the Department of the Environment. All towns of over 6,000 inhabitants are now covered by the Anti-Litter League.
The ultimate objective of the League is to ensure all towns in Ireland are ‘litter-free’. To find out more about IBAL and to discover how your town or city is performing visit www.ibal.ie