A new law might make sustainability more than just a choice
It may be one small step for mankind but a new law, which could see recycling made compulsory in Bahrain, would be a giant leap in reducing the country’s carbon footprint.
Gone will be the days when lonely eco-conscious folk make the trip to Bahrain’s few dusty recycling bins, as this new draft law – the Public Cleanliness Law – would apply to establishments in both the public and private sector, as well as private homes, reports national newspaper Gulf Daily News.
It would effectively see colour-coded recycling bins for various materials installed in public places such as schools, restaurants, hospitals, offices and shopping malls.
It hasn’t been announced what would happen if you don’t comply, nor has a specific timeline for the implementation been suggested.
This follows a withdrawal of the law last month after MPs objected to fines and jail sentences for offences such as littering, urinating or spitting in the street.