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Think Before You Flush 12.07.23

DONEGAL County Council has come together with other local authorities from coastal regions across Ireland to pledge their commitment to the 'Think Before You Flush' campaign on all blue flag beaches. This initiative aims to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of flushing instead of binning sanitary products on our natural environment including beaches and promote responsible waste management practices among beachgoers.
The 'Think Before You Flush' campaign, operated by Clean Coasts emphasises the importance of appropriate flushing behaviour and disposal of items including wipes and other sanitary products in the bin.
Only the 3 Ps, pee, poo and paper should be flushed down the toilet. When items such as wipes and sanitary products are flushed down the toilet, they can cause serious blockages in sewage systems, leading to sewage overflows and ultimately polluting coastal waters and beaches.

The council will display 'Think Before You Flush' signage on blue flag beaches, offering clear instructions on appropriate flushing behaviour, highlighting the main items people incorrectly flush down their toilets (the ‘dirty dozen’) and encouraging visitors to use designated sanitary waste bins.

Learn more about the Think Before You Flush campaign at https://thinkbeforeyouflush.org/ .
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