Bags Out! Plastic Bags Banned in UAE
If you’re like most people, you probably have several plastic bags lying around your house right now that you use to store groceries, line your trash can, or pick up after your dog when he goes outside. But with nearly 200 million tons of plastic produced every year around the world and only about 10% of it being recycled, are we ready to put an end to our dependence on plastic bags?
A short history of plastic bags
Plastic bags were first introduced in the 1960s as an alternative to paper bags. They quickly became popular because they were cheaper and more durable than paper. But over the past few decades, the environmental impacts of plastic bags have become more and more apparent. They take hundreds of years to decompose, pollute our oceans, and kill marine life. In response to these concerns, many countries have begun banning or taxing plastic bags.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Plastic bags are one of the most convenient things ever invented. They’re lightweight, they hold a lot and they’re cheap. But the cons of plastic bags outweigh the pros. They’re a major source of pollution, they take hundreds of years to break down and they’re a danger to wildlife.
In an effort to reduce plastic pollution, the UAE has announced a ban on plastic bags .Dubai starting with the charge of 25 fils for each plastic bag on july 1st aiming to ban the use of plastic bags completely in two years time
A call to action
The UAE has joined the ranks of countries banning plastic bags. This is a huge step forward in the fight against plastic pollution, but we can't stop here. We need to do our part by using reusable bags when we shop.
How you can help
While this is great news for the environment, it might leave some people wondering how they're going to carry their groceries home. Here are a few ways you can help support the UAE's decision:
NOTE -. Bring your own reusable bags when you go shopping.
The United Arab Emirates has become the latest country to ban plastic bags. The ban came into effect on July 1 in Dubai with a charge of 25 fils for each plastic bag , and will cover all stores across the country. shoppers will be encouraged to use reusable bags instead. Here are some tips to help you make the switch:
- Invest in a good quality reusable bag that you can use over and over again.
Following the announcement so many affordable reusable bags have been introduced to the market
To help you started Some of the like are listed below
- Keep your reusable bag with you at all times so that you're never caught without it.
You might never know when you will go get groceries when you are out . keep one in you car so you won't be charged unnecessarily