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Sales outlets in Sharjah began, on Saturday, imposing a tariff of no less than 25 fils on each single-use plastic bag presented to the consumer.
The step comes in preparation for a complete ban on single-use plastic bags and material in the emirate within two years.
Last August, the Executive Council, under the directives of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, issued a decision regarding the ban on single-use plastic bags and materials in the Emirate of Sharjah.
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The decision aims at protecting the environment from the dangers of plastic pollution and reducing the negative effects resulting from harmful practices.
It also seeks to enhance and encourage the environmental protection and sustainability by reducing the consumption of single-use plastic bags and material.
According to the decision, as of January 1, 2024, it is prohibited to trade, produce, offer or import single-use plastic bags and material in the emirate, provided they are replaced with multi-use bags and material with technical specifications and standards approved by the Department of Municipal Affairs.
His Highness’ directives came during remarks he made via the Direct Line Programme broadcast live on Sharjah Radio. Sheikh Sultan also instructed SPEA to set the number of teaching classes for each teacher to 24 per week, approximately 5 teaching classes per day.
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