Dingle chosen for ‘Think Before You Flush’ community initiative

Dingle has been chosen as one of nine towns for the Think Before You Flush Community Initiative.

Clean Coasts and Irish Water run the programme, which aims to tackle the problem of sanitary products being flushed down the toilet, damaging the waste water network and marine environment.

As part of the initiative, educational workshops for schools and businesses, as well as community information events will be held in Dingle and eight more towns across the country.

Items including cotton buds, face and baby wipes, and sanitary products shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet, as they can end up being discharged into the ocean and could pollute coastlines and cause potential health risks.