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The Plaza is a 15,000-square meter mixed-use area located near the entrance of The Sustainable City.

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Dubai community bans plastic bottles, straws

 

DUBAI – If you dine in any of the restaurants or coffee shops in Dubai’s Sustainable City, don’t be surprised if they don’t offer you bottled water, plastic cutlery or straws. Single-use plastics have been banned in the residential community.

The management of Sustainable City said that the ban on plastic bottles, straws, plastic bags, plastic cutlery and foam food packaging in its restaurants and cafes is part of efforts to reduce the use of single-use plastics by 90 percent before the end of January 2020.

The initiative is part of the UAE’s green vision and global efforts to combat climate change by avoiding plastic waste pollution.

A UAE resident uses an average of 1,182 plastic bags per year, according to the Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi.

Customers in all six restaurants and coffee shops in Sustainable City will be given free filtered drinking water instead of plastic bottled water.

Residents and visitors are also discouraged from brining single-use plastic items into Sustainable City, and water fountains will also be installed in common areas to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles and cups. ICA/Expat Media

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