Al Ain To Launch 100% Plant-Based Water Bottle In The UAE

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Al Ain To Launch 100% Plant-Based Water Bottle In The UAE

How often do you buy a water bottle? Almost every single day right? Well, that also means we contribute towards polluting the environment However, the UAE will soon sell 100 per cent plastic-free disposable water bottles. The plant-based bottles are an effort by Al Ain water to do their bit towards protecting Mother Nature.


What’s It?

Soon, UAE residents will be able to dispose water bottles without causing an impact on the environment. Al Ain- a local water company has launched 100 per cent plastic-free, plant-based, disposable water bottles. The entire bottle, including the cap uses plant sources. The bottle is completely biodegradable and compostable within 80 days.


The bottles will be collected in dedicated biodegradable bins, and then recycled to make more bottles. You can find the new plant-based bottles in Abu Dhabi later this year.  Agthia Group (Al Ain’s parent company), will launch the eco-friendly bottles at hotels, airports and government offices. Besides, the eco-friendly bottles are manufactured with 60 per cent less energy as well as the best CO2 environmental footprint.

Tariq Ahmed Al Wahedi, Agthia Group CEO said: “Agthia remains committed to innovation and sustainability through its pioneering packaging innovations and trusted partnerships. The launch of Al Ain Plant Bottle is a testament to our commitment to sustainability.”

Way to go UAE!

What Else?

Earlier, in a tweet, Dubai airports announced the elimination of single-use plastics starting 1 January 2020. Now that the year has begun, airport authorities are working closely with 250 of its partners to ensure the change is a smooth sail.

The plastic ban is implemented in a phased approach starting off with cutlery, drinking straws, take-away food packaging and polythene bags from cafés, restaurants and shops at the airport.

Over the year, plastic usage inside the airport- at cafes, restaurants and in fact in the airport kitchen will be replaced with environmentally-friendly alternatives. Recycling facilities will also be added to ensure the transition is effective.

Eugene Barry, executive vice president of Commercial at Dubai Airports said: ““This pledge is another step on a long journey to becoming a more environmentally responsible airport. Along with our partners, we are committed to not only removing single-use plastics but in their place providing appropriate and importantly sustainable alternatives.

DXB announced a ban on paper receipts, plastic bags and utensils from 1 January 2020. The effort comes after about 16 tonnes of plastic bottles and caps were collected and disposed from DXB.