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Sharjah to ban single-use plastic bags from January 2024

It will certainly present a brand-new toll of 25 fils from October 1 this year

Sharjah will certainly outlaw single-use plastic bags and also products from January 1, 2024, it was revealed on Tuesday. To prepare for the relocation, from October 1 this year, sales electrical outlets in the emirate will certainly bill customers 25 fils for every single-use plastic bag they request for.

From January 1, 2024, it will certainly be banned to trade, generate, provide or import single-use plastic bags and also products in the emirate. According to a resolution released by the Sharjah Exec Council, environmentally-friendly choices and also multi-use bags will certainly be offered to consumers.

The resolution intends to secure the setting from the risks of plastic contamination. It will certainly urge a society of sustainability amongst citizens by lowering using single-use bags till they are completely outlawed.

Authorities will certainly make certain that using multi-use bags is regulated by sustainability requirements. These bags will certainly undergo technological requirements authorized by the Division of Municipal Matters.

Sales electrical outlets are likewise needed to educate customers concerning the 25-fil toll, elevate their understanding concerning threats and also direct them to make use of choices. Shops are likewise needed to decrease the intake of such bags.

The Division of Municipal Matters has actually been entrusted with developing strategies and also plans to apply the restriction. It will certainly likewise embark on customer understanding programs to aid citizens change to multi-use and also eco-friendly bags.

The resolution remains in execution of regulations released by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan container Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Participant and also Leader of Sharjah.

In Abu Dhabi, a restriction on single-use plastics entered into result on June 1, while in Dubai, given that July 1, merchants have actually been billing 25 fils per bag. Surprisingly, merchants in Dubai informed Khaleej Times that they have actually seen a 40 percent decrease in using such bags within a month.

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