UAQ to ban single-use plastic bags from Jan.1

UAQ to ban single-use plastic bags from Jan.1

Single-use plastic bags in the emirate will be replaced with multi-use bags

The Executive Council of the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain announced that the decision to ban the use of single-use plastic bags in the emirate will enter into force as of January 1, 2023.

According to the decision, as of the first of next January, single-use plastic bags in the emirate will be replaced with multi-use bags, with technical specifications and standards approved by the Umm Al Quwain Municipality Department, or biodegradable, or bags made of paper or cloth.

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According to the Council, sales outlets in the emirate are obligated to impose a tariff of no less than 25 fils as of January 1, 2023, on each single-use plastic bag they presents to the consumer, in preparation for the complete ban on single-use plastic bags in the emirate, while informing the consumer of the tariff imposed on Consumption of single-use plastic bags.

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