After Abu Dubai, Bahrain Will Eliminate All Single-Use Plastic Bags From September 2022

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
After Abu Dubai, Bahrain Will Eliminate All Single-Use Plastic Bags From September 2022

Dubai is known for all things glitzy and glamorous, but we’re also doing our bit for the welfare of the environment. Dubai has announced a tariff on single-use plastic bags from June 2022. Starting July 1, all stores, restaurants, pharmacies, as well as e-commerce deliveries in Dubai, will charge 25 fils on single-use bags. Dubai aims to completely ban single-use bags in two years. In a survey, about 85% of Dubai’s residents said they would support the move. Did you know that hundreds of camels and turtles suffocate to death after consuming plastic in Dubai? Following suit, Abu Dhabi has also banned single-use plastic bags from June 2022.Bahrain will ban single-use plastic from September 2022.

Earlier, it was announced that all airports in Dubai will ban plastics starting 1 January 2020. The ban is now effective and is implemented in a phased approach. Meanwhile, in case you are in DXB for a transit, here’s are 10 things you must try at the Dubai airport.

What’s It?

Earlier, in a tweet, Dubai airports announced the elimination of single-use plastics. Now, 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.

That is a great move, we would say.