The municipality pointed out that the tariff will be applied on all single-use bags used to be filled with goods at the point of purchase according to special specifications.
Pope Francis, who has made defending the environment a cornerstone of his pontificate, recounted how Italian fishermen came to him one year and told him they had found many tonnes of plastic in the Adriatic Sea.
The tariff will be implemented in all stores across Dubai including, but not limited to, retail stores, textile and electronic stores, restaurants, pharmacies, online and e-commerce deliveries.
The authorities said starting from Wednesday, retail outlets will collect a minimum of 50 fils from the public on each of the alternative multi-use shopping bags.
The ban on the use of single-use plastic bags in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi will take effect from Wednesday based on the integrated policy that the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi launched in 2020 to curb the use of these bags.
Our community is in urgent need of intrinsic education on plastic bags. Thanks to the government for finally imposing a fee on single use plastic bags. Each time I head for some shopping I feel pretty disconsolate with the number of plastic bags unfortunately we are lavish with. The biggest hurdle is the plastic
The Indian Union environment ministry has issued the Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2022, in view of the phasing out of certain single-use plastic products from July 1 and the mandate to increase the thickness of plastic carry bags to over 120 microns from December 31.
The Plastic for Fabric campaign encourages residents of Dubai’s most eco-conscious community to collect and convert their single-use plastic to make reusable shopping bags.
The initiative is in line with Dubai Can, launched by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to eliminate single-use plastic bottles.