Qatar: Draft Decision Banning Single-use Plastic Bags Approved
The Peninsula, 25 May 2022: Qatar’s Cabinet has approved a draft Decision which would ban the use of single-use plastic bags in the country.
Under the Decision, institutions, companies and shopping centres would be banned from using single-use plastic bags in packaging, presenting, circulating, carrying or transporting products and all kinds of merchandise.
It was proposed by the Municipality Ministry.
Single-use plastic bags would also be replaced with multi-use plastic bags, biodegradable plastic bags, paper or woven bags and other biodegradable materials.
The Cabinet also approved a draft agreement on cancelling visa requirements for holders of diplomatic, special and official passports between Qatar and Bangladesh. Also reported in Al-Sharq on 25 May 2022. For full story, click here.
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