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Sharjah Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags Starting 2024

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 24 August 2022
Sharjah Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags Starting 2024

Sharjah has banned single-use plastic bags and materials in the Emirate of Sharjah as of 1st January, 2024.

It is prohibited, as of 1st January, 2024, to trade, produce, offer or import single-use plastic bags and materials in the emirate, provided that they are replaced with multi-use bags and materials with technical specifications and standards approved by the Department of Municipalities Affairs.

The sales outlets are committed to the following:

1. Imposing a tariff of no less than (25) fils as of 1st October, 2022, on each single-use plastic bag presented to the end consumer, in preparation for a complete ban on single-use plastic bags and materials in the emirate.

2. Reducing the consumption of single-use plastic bags and materials and implementing initiatives that contribute to achieving this.

3. Informing the consumer of the tariff imposed on the consumption of single-use plastic bags and materials, raising awareness of their risks, and guiding him to use and provide appropriate alternatives.