Abu Dhabi reduces number of single-use plastic bags by half a million per day

Tue, 27 Dec 2022 04:24:56 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Abu Dhabi has reduced the use of single-use plastic bags in retail stores by
87 million since the emirate introduced a ban on June 1.

The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi said the reduction is equivalent to half a
million bags a day, with the overall use of single-use plastic bags down by
more than 90 per cent.

Abu Dhabi banned single-use plastic bags to protect the environment and address
the high rate of plastic bag use across the UAE, which is almost four times the
global average.

According to figures issued by the World Government Summit in February 2019, 11
billion plastic bags are used in the Emirates each year.

Estimates suggest around 13 million tonnes of plastic enter the world’s oceans
each year globally."

Via Future Crunch issue 193: https://futurecrunch.com/

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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