Dún Laoghaire council proposes fines of €500 for single-use plastics

Restaurants and supermarkets could be forced to pay for supplying spoons, bottles and lids

Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Take-aways, supermarkets and other food businesses across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown in south Dublin could face fines of up to €500 for supplying single-use plastics to customers.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is set to become the first local authority to ban the supply or sale of take-away plastic containers, utensils, bottles and other packaging, under draft bylaws that will shortly be available for public consultation.

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