Paul O’Connell and Munster Rugby players launch TLC re-useable cups

JP McManus and Paul O'Connell along with Eli O'Sullvian, 1st class, and Carla O'Brien, senior infants, from Bulgaden NS, at the Hunt Museum Limerick, to launch the new TLC eco-friendly cups ahead of Team Limerick Clean-Up 5, which will see thousands of volunteers take to the streets of Limerick city and county for Europe's largest one-day clean up. Sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund, the event has seen over 360 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets since inception in 2015. Over 14,000 volunteers have already signed up for the 2019 event, taking place on Good Friday, 19th April. Photo by Diarmuid Greene

PAUL O’Connell and Munster rugby players have launched TLC re-useable cups.

It’s one of the many sustainable initiatives launched by Team Limerick Clean-Up.

Over 500,000 single use cups are thrown away in Ireland every day.

Munster Rugby supporting the TLC 5 reusable cups. Pictured are Munster’s, Jack O’Donogue, Billy Holland and CJ Stander. Picture: Alan Place

Former Munster and Ireland rugby player Paul O’Connell launched the limited edition cups with his signature on them.

“It’s been five incredible years for Team Limerick Clean-Up and I’m delighted to be a part of the next phase of the project and lend my signature to the reusable cups.

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“I hope that people will understand the sustainability message that is so important not just for Limerick and Ireland, but indeed our planet,” he said.

Munster Rugby supporting the TLC 5 reusable cups. Picture: Alan Place

The cups come in two colours, red for Munster and green for Limerick and aim to educate people on making small and simple changes that will help the environment.

On Good Friday of this year, Team Limerick Clean-Up took place with up to 21,000 people taking to the City and County to clean up the streets, roads and public areas.

If you wish to get a limited edition TLC re-usable cup checkout TLC social media pages or email [email protected]