Bahrain is looking to ban plastic bags within five years.
His Majesty King Hamad’s personal representative Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa told Gulf Daily News the government is planning to slowly phase out their use.
The comments came on National Environment Day.
The move will take 500 million plastic grocery bags out of circulation from Carrefour alone.
Last month, volunteers collected more than 400 kg of rubbish and 12.5 kg of plastic from Arad beach.
They spent around an hour and a half picking up discarded waste along the length of the beach and in the water.
Cleanup Bahrain regularly organise beach cleans and you can find out how to take part by clicking here.