Bahrain to ban plastic bags in July

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

The Kingdom of Bahrain says the use of plastic bags will be banned from July 21, 2019.

This is according to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism which is currently working on setting the implementation phase for the remaining plastic products.

The first phase will focus on single-use plastic bags as well as banning the import of non-biodegradable plastic bags.

Later phases will witness a permanent ban on the use of plastic bags at certain malls and supermarkets.

The issuance of Ministerial Order Number (2) for the year 2019 has allowed the Kingdom of Bahrain to join a number of leading countries in banning the import of plastic waste, following the United Nation’s call to mitigate ocean pollution and climate change.

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