Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co Co is set to become the first local authority to ban the sale or supply of plastic containers, utensils, bottles and other packaging.
The ban is being proposed by Cllr Barry Ward who feels that plastics are a major environmental problem. Cllr Ward was a Fine Gael candidate in the Dun Laoghaire constituency but was eliminated on the fifth count.
Response by local business has been largely positive with many restaurants and take away food outlets moving or considering moving to compostable containers.
Submissions can be made by the public to the council over the next few weeks before the ban comes into effect.