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UAE to ban single-use plastic shopping bags starting in 2024

The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags to take effect next year, the latest initiative aimed at reducing pollution in the oil-rich nation. The law would prohibit the import, production and circulation of such bags from Jan. 1, 2024, according to an announcement carried by the state-run WAM news agency. A similar ban would apply to plastic cups, plates and cutlery from Jan. 1, 2026. The UAE, a major oil producer and the host of this year’s United Nations climate summit, has declared it aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 — a target that remains difficult to assess. Plastic bags are known as one of the most problematic kinds of garbage, polluting streets and waterways and harming birds and marine life. Plastic takes decades to degrade and microscopic particles have been found inside the bodies of fish, birds and other animals. Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, imposed a ban on single-use plastics in June, and the futuristic city of Dubai began charging around 6 cents for such bags in July.

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  • Marine Stephan

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    This is great news!

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    • Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

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      @marine_stephan 100%

    • We Don't Have Time

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      Dear Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

      • zelda ninga

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        This is something that they could have done long time ago.

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        • Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

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          @zelda_ninga_442 Yes but still it is a step in the right direction.

        • Edwin wangombe

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          Woow this is the best decision that the UAE has made and it will positively impact on the efforts towards curbing environmental degradation and the negative effects of plastics

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          • Videlis Eddie

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            This is a good move to prevent environment pollution

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            • Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

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              @videlis_eddie 100%

            • Elizabeth Gathigia

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              I support this, single-use plastic bags should be banned completely

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              • Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

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                @lizz_gathigia Totally.

              • George Kariuki

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                I appreciate the United Arab Emirates' commitment to reducing pollution by banning single-use plastic shopping bags, which will take effect in 2024, and plastic cups, plates, and cutlery from 2026. This initiative is a significant step in addressing the environmental harm caused by plastic pollution, and the move demonstrates the UAE's commitment to protecting the environment. It is a great initiative to prevent marine and land pollution and protecting the wildlife.

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                • Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

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                  @george_kariuki Well said.

                • rosebellendiritu

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                  A number of countries are trying to implement this,it's very possible not only to reduce the use of single use plastics but eliminate it completely

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                • Harrison wambui

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                  This will help by reducing pollution...I think it should be done all over the world

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                • Ajema Lydiah

                  74 w

                  saving the earth is all we want,good job

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                  • Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

                    74 w

                    @ajema_lydiah Agree.

                  • Peter Kamau

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                    It's god to see plastic bans gaining traction across the globe.

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                    • Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

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                      @peter_kamau 100%

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                    • Saustine Lusanzu

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                      Great initiative

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                    • Hilda Wangui

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                      This is a good action towards the surroundings and reduce solid pollution in our environment great move UAE

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                      • Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

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                        @hilda_wanjaria 100%

                      • Gorffly mokua

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                        This is a great step made. Good work.

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                        • Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

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                          @gorffly_mokua 100%

                        • Ajema Lydiah

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                          a positive effect to our environment

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                          • Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

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                            @ajema_lydiah 100%

                          • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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                            Single use plastics have been a poison to our planet,l applaud UAE for this policy,l just hope that they will fully implement it .

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                            • Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

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                              @rukia_ahmed_abdi Fingers Crossed!

                            • JOSEPH KIARII NDUNGU

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                              This is a significant step forward for the UAE, and it is likely to inspire other countries and organizations to take similar actions to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags.

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                            • Baraka Lenga Rutendeli

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                              Great initiative to save the environment

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                            • Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

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                              Since taking power in 2022, he has been making the Emirates greener little by little with climate positive policies and hosting the upcoming COP 28 in Dubai.

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