Bahrain could ban plastic bags within five years

They will slowly be phased out

Bahrain could ban plastic bags within five years

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.

Majid Al Futtaim, which runs Carrefour and VOX Cinemas across the Middle East, has already announced that it plans to phase out single-use plastic by 2025.

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.

Be the first to get all the latest Bahrain news, reviews and deals into your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter, click here to sign up.

More from News

The park would have a walkway and a permanent jetty for fishermen

You have until March 5 to vote for your favourite snaps

Work is set to start in mid-2020

The BHD2 million project covers 2km and will include a public square and restaurants

The proposal would improve the look of Bahrain’s streets

There’ll be more incredible air displays this year

Newsletters

Follow us