Umm Al Quwain to ban single-use plastic bags starting January 1

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Umm Al Quwain to ban single-use plastic bags starting January 1

The Emirate of Umm Al Quwain’s Executive Council declared that the decision to ban single-use plastic bags will take effect on January 1, 2023.

The decision states that starting on January 1 of the following year, single-use plastic bags will be phased out in the emirate.

Multi-use bags, biodegradable bags, bags made of paper or cloth, or bags that meet technical requirements and standards approved by the Umm Al Quwain Municipality Department will replace single-use plastic bags.

The Council mandates that sales outlets in the emirate impose a tariff of no less than 25 fils as of January 1, 2023, on each single-use plastic bag they present to the customer in anticipation of the emirate’s complete ban on single-use plastic bags. BKM/ Expat Media


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