Irish Business against Litter Logo Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) was set up in 1996 as an alliance of companies who believe that litter has a significant adverse affect on our environment and as a consequence, has a direct negative impact on tourism, Foreign Direct Investment and our food industries. Ireland relies hugely in our image as a clean and green island. We are now a high-cost destination for visitors, who deserve first-class standards of cleanliness.

IBAL believes that it is the job of Local Government to solve our litter problem. It is through enforcement of litter laws - not public information campaigns - that we will rid our country of this scourge.

Newport Tidy Towns agrees entirely with IBAL's sentiment and competes strongly each year in its class in the Mayo Anti-litter League, culminating in wins in both 2011 and 2012. A direct consequence of these excellent results is a greater awareness in the town of the negative impact of litter and an overall reduction in littering generally.

Litter Action League - Group A - 2013

Town Played Won Lost Points
Newport 7 7 0 21
Crossmolina 7 6 1 19
Foxford 7 4 3 15
Charlestown 7 3 4 13
Ballyhaunis 7 3 4 13
Ballinrobe 7 2 5 11
Belmullet 7 2 5 11
Kiltimagh 7 1 6  9

Litter Action League - Newport - 2013 Marks

Month Marks
April 86
May 84
June 87
July 85
August 94
September (1st Half) 91
September (2nd Half) 82
October (Semi-final)