Experts urged to ratify Minamata Convention to phase out mercury-added products পারদযুক্ত পণ্যের ব্যবহার বন্ধে মিনামাতা কনভেনশন অনুমোদনের আহ্বান সেন্টমার্টিন সৈকতে প্লাস্টিকের আগ্রাসন 72 birds die eating pesticide-treated masakalai Educate girls to save the planet শিশুর সর্দি-কাশি সারানোর ঘরোয়া উপায় 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12 24 thousand under 5 children die of pneumonia in Bangladesh annually গ্রিনহাউস গ্যাস কমানোর লক্ষ্যে নানা উদ্যোগ Maldives: Eco-friendly product export destination for Bangladesh

Abu Dhabi to ban all single-use plastic bags by 2021


Contrary to what you may have heard, life in plastic is not fantastic…

Our dependency on plastic negatively affects our oceans, food chains and air quality – and, ultimately, it has the potential to impact the health of every organism in our ecosystem. In the UAE, we’ve already seen individual brands and government entities pledging to cull single-use plastic, but Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi (EAD) has just announced one of the most comprehensive policies yet.

On March 9, the EAD detailed a raft of measures specifically designed to drastically reduce the use of non-sustainable plastic in the capital. The ambition is that Abu Dhabi will ban all single-use plastic bags by 2021, which is a monumental commitment given our current misuse of them. The UAE’s consumption of plastic bags is currently more than three times the global average, with a total of around 11 billion bags annually.

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