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

    DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AP) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) 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 January 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 January 1, 2026.

     

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