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Bahrain to ban plastic bags in July

IANS  |  Manama 

will start phasing out the use of plastic in July, the media reported.

A Ministerial order with respect to the technical regulations for will come into effect on July 21, 2019, News Agency (BNA) reported on Wednesday.

The order will regulate and phase out the use of plastic The first phase will focus on single-use plastic 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, according to news agency. The authorities are currently working on the implementation phase for the remaining

Guidelines will be issued for manufacturers and suppliers on reducing plastic waste to ensure a smooth transition.

has joined a number of leading in banning the import of plastic waste, following the UN call to mitigate ocean pollution and climate change, added the report.

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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 14:52 IST
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