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Abu Dhabi to ban single-use plastic bags from June to promote sustainability

Say goodbye to single-use plastic bags, as UAE’s mission to promote sustainability is underway.

If you are in Abu Dhabi, join hands with the government for a sustainable future by reducing dependence on plastic.

The Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAAD) has announced that it is banning the single-use of plastic bags effective from June 1.

A tweet from the Abu Dhabi Media Office confirmed the move without giving details.

To make the move less disruptive in your life, it is understood that the ban on plastics will initially be applicable on certain categories.

In the same vein, future measures will aim to further limit consumption of single-use plastic products in the emirate.

The announcement should not come as a surprise also for the residents in the emirate as the proposal was first made in 2020, but Covid 19 put the plans on hold.
This January, an official from EAAD had hinted that the plan will be reactivated.


Monir Bou Ghanem, senior adviser at EAAD, told the radio station Dubai Eye that 15 to 16 items, such as plastic straws and disposable cutlery, could be targeted initially.


“Single-use plastic bags are going to be completely banned and replaced by multiple-use bags,” Mr Ghanem said.
In the same vein, future measures will aim to further limit consumption of single-use plastic products in Abu Dhabi.

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