Beginning January 1, 2023, Umm Al Quwain will outlaw single-use plastic bags .
The Emirate of Umm Al Quwain’s Executive Council has decided that all bags must be biodegradable, multipurpose, or composed of paper or woven fabric. The new policy will be carried out by the Umm Al Quwain Municipality. They will also be in charge of figuring out when the rule is broken.
Beginning the next year, retailers will have to add 25 files to each plastic bag that customers use. This is being done in advance of the emirate’s complete ban on single-use plastic bags.
Along with the regulatory change, there will be awareness-raising initiatives to persuade customers to use less pollutants and choose more environmentally friendly solutions.
Beginning January 1, 2023, Umm Al Quwain will outlaw single-use plastics. This all is done to
defend against the dangers of plastic pollution and minimizing the negative effects of toxic behavior. Also, promoting and fostering a culture of sustainability and environmental protection by limiting the use of single-use plastic bags and other items. Make sure that materials and multi-use bags are handled sustainably.
The prohibition in Umm Al Quwain follows the implementation of similar measures in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.
Single-use plastics were outlawed in Abu Dhabi on June 1 and shops began charging 25 fills per bag in Dubai on July 1. It’s interesting to note that in just one month, shopkeepers in Dubai told Khaleej Times that they had noticed a 40% decrease in the use of these bags.