UAE attempts to 'bin plastic bag use'

22/10/2009 - Dubai Lifestyle News
UAE attempts to 'bin plastic bag use'

Posted by Bob Brunskill

A new environmental initiative in the UAE could encourage investment in property in Ras Al Khaimah.

The scheme has been championed by Dr Seif Al Ghais, the director of the Environmental Protection Department of the emirate, reports the Khaleej Times.

In a programme launched by the Ministry of Environment and Water for the region, those who reside in Ras Al Khaimah will be encouraged to change their attitudes towards the use of plastic bags.

Re-using bags as many times as possible is being actively encouraged, although the Khaleej Times explains that there is no action scheduled at this time to ban the use of them, but campaigns are likely to spring up against their use.

Further comment was made by a government employee. According to the paper, Hassan Adnan said that a replacement to plastic bags must be made available to the public before such a scheme can become successful.

The UAE is comprised of seven emirates including Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.

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