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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.
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.
Finland’s Sami Selio hopes to spring surprises for newly-launched Sharjah when the UIM F1H2O World Championship’s 36th season gets under way at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Thursday.
Held under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), this two-day event will be the first of three nationals held in Sharjah. For the remainder of the season, the shows will be held in the club’s indoor and outdoor arenas.
Yaqoub Al Bloushi scored in both nets as Ittihad Kalba drew 1-1 with leaders Sharjah at Kalba Union Sports and Cultural Stadium in matchweek 22 of the Arabian Gulf League on Friday.
An Indian expat with the ticket number 206975 has won Dhs30 million in Abu Dhabi Big Ticket’s one of the biggest ever raffle draw on Saturday.
"I commend the United Arab Emirates for the historic cooperation with Israel forged over the past two years through the Abraham Accords," said Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, in a press statement on Friday.
The celebrations were attended by the Centre's staff and a broad multicultural segment of the mosque's worshippers and visitors, which reflected the rich Emirati heritage and noble values, and highlighted the mosque's message that calls for cross-cultural dialogue worldwide.
The Abu Dhabi Court for Family and Civil and Administrative Cases rejected a lawsuit filed by an ex-husband who demanded to obligate his divorcee to pay him Dhs28,000, claiming that he had transferred the agreed alimony to her bank account.