Ban on non-biodegradable plastics in Bahrain enters next stage

Plastic table covers and mats will no longer be imported or produced from next month

Ban on non-biodegradable plastics in Bahrain enters next stage

Around the world, we’re all seeing the negative impact plastic waste is having on our oceans and beaches.

Bahrain is currently in the process of phasing out all non-biodegradable plastic in the Kingdom - and the next stage will kick off next month.

From July 25, plastic table covers and mats will no longer be imported or produced in Bahrain. Covers will instead have to be biodegradable.

Single-use plastic bags have already been banned in some supermarkets across the Kingdom since July last year.

In September, Bahrain switched to biodegradable rubbish bags as part of the changes to help the environment.

Supermarket chain Carrefour has also announced it will be phasing out single-use plastic by 2025.

The move, which will cover Carrefour stores across the Middle East including in the UAE, is expected to take 500 million plastic grocery bags out of circulation every year.

Interested in helping combat plastic pollution in the Kingdom? Check out our article on how to help clean up Bahrain’s beaches here.

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