A CALL has been made for Kerry people who witness littering to report incidents to Kerry County Council.
According to Senator Tom Sheahan the amount of litter in public places around the county could damage Kerry's reputation as a tourism hotspot and a more focused approach is required to stamp out the illegal practice.
"The summer sun in the past two weeks has seen a massive increase in the amount of litter in our beaches, parks and public areas. In particular, cans, bottles and general waste seem to be thrown wherever is convenient," Senator Sheahan said.
The senator urged people to use Kerry County Council's litter hotline to report litterbugs. "When you see someone littering or leaving rubbish behind, report them. Take a car registration where possible and ring Kerry County Council on their freephone litter reporting hot line, 1800 326 228," he said.