Campaign Asks Kerry People To ‘Think Before You Flush’

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TO mark UN World Toilet Day which takes place Friday, November 19, the Think Before You Flush campaign are asking the people of Kerry to value your toilet.

Tomorrow highlights awareness of the 3.6 billion people worldwide living without access to safely managed sanitation.

The campaign addresses the issue of flushing unsuitable items down the toilet and highlights the consequences: blockages in our wastewater network and treatment plants; surface water overflows; and sewage related litter on our beaches and in our oceans, damaging our marine environment.

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Think Before You Flush is a public awareness campaign operated by Clean Coasts in partnership with Irish Water.

Recent research has found that one in four adults (24%) regularly admit to flushing items down the toilet that are known to cause blockages, causing detrimental effects on the wastewater network and the marine environment.

They are asking people to look after our environment by only flushing the 3 P’s: pee, poo and paper.

To celebrate World Toilet Day, Think Before You Flush are giving away a year’s supply of sustainable toilet paper. To enter, pledge to Think Before You Flush by heading to

Speaking about the campaign, Sinead McCoy, Coastal Communities Manager, Clean Coasts said: “There are still so many people across the world that don’t have access to proper sanitation, so for UN World Toilet Day we are asking people of to re-evaluate their flushing behaviour, respect your toilet and Think Before You Flush. Only flush the 3 P’s – pee, paper and poo – down the loo, and pop all other items into the bin. As when other items are flushed they cause issues for our wastewater system and can have a harmful impact on our natural environment.”

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