The environmental agency of Abu Dhabi announced yesterday that it will ban the use of single-use plastic bags which will be effective from June 2022, based on its integrated single-use plastic policy that was introduced in 2020. This policy has been to promote a healthy environment and a sustainable lifestyle in the emirate. It also planning to reduce the demand for 16 single-use plastic products like cups, stirrers, lids, cutlery and more. All of this initiative is a part of he UAE’s vision to enhance sustainable living in Abu Dhabi.
Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of EAD, said: “By launching and implementing the integrated single-use plastic policy, EAD seeks to continue the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed, whose deep passion for preserving the environment inspires us in our sustainability journey. We are extremely eager to continue on our path of reducing the consumption of single-use plastics in Abu Dhabi.”
She also added: “As part of our plan to completely curb the use of single-use plastics, we are encouraging Abu Dhabi citizens to use more multipurpose and re-usable materials to reduce their environmental footprint. Today, we are introducing a ban on single-use plastic bags in the capital in light of their harmful impacts on the environment and biodiversity.”
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.@EADTweets is banning single-use plastic bags from 1 June 2022 as part of Abu Dhabi’s single-use plastics policy, the first integrated policy in the region that aims to reduce plastic pollution and further promote sustainability. pic.twitter.com/LPpH64SXrw— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) April 6, 2022