Abu Dhabi bans single-use plastic from tomorrow

The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) has introduced a ban on single-use plastic bags in the Emirate, which will be brought into effect tomorrow.

However, certain bags have been exempted from the ban. The excluded bags are:

  • Those designated to carry medicines in pharmacies
  • Rolls for vegetables, meat, fish, chicken, grains and bread (knot bags)
  • Large shopping bags designed for fashion or electronic gadgets, toys
  • Several types of waste packets
  • Ones that are meant to carry postal parcels, magazines and newspapers
  • Laundry bags
  • Those used to transport plants and flowers


Khaleej Times

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