It is time action was taken to reduce the level of plastic usage in Kerry.
That’s according to councillor Michael Gleeson who is calling for a week-long initiative encouraging people to use less plastic.
He wants Kerry County Council to become the example for the rest of the country.
Cllr Gleeson wants Kerry County Council to commit to a cleaner, safer and healthier environment by coordinating an Environmental Enhancement Week – which would be free from the use of plastics and polystyrene.
He says plastics pollute our rivers, lakes, oceans, waterways and soil while also killing wildlife.
Mr Gleeson acknowledges it is not possible or practical to eliminate it, but says the Kerry community must take a stand for humanity’s sake.
An awareness event will be organised through Kerry County Council’s Environmental Awareness Officer.
In addition, KCC will also host a one-day seminar for schools, businesses and environmental groups to showcase the work they do relating to single use plastics.
KCC will also raise awareness about the environmental issues associated with the use of single use plastics and polystyrene.