Single-Use Styrofoam Packaging Will Be Banned In Abu Dhabi

Mayar Ibrahim

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and the Department of Economic Development announced a ban on single-use styrofoam packaging in Abu Dhabi. This decision aims to reduce plastic pollution and protect marine life, promoting eco-friendly alternatives. The ban highlights the emirate’s commitment to environmental sustainability and a cleaner future.

Starting June 1, Abu Dhabi is banning the use of single-use styrofoam packaging

This ban is in line with Abu Dhabi’s efforts to reduce pollution and promote sustainable practices. Abu Dhabi started reducing the consumption and production of single-use products in the emirate by first banning single-use plastic bags on June 1, 2022.

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With this ban, comes a few exceptions!

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi exempted items such as reusable storage boxes, coolers, and items intended for medical use. Additionally, the ban is applicable to cups, lids, plates, beverage containers and food receptacles for immediate consumption. The ban works as an extension of Abu Dhabi’s single-use plastic policy and it supports aims of the Year of Sustainability. So, it’s time to be sustainable and stay away from the single-use styrofoam packaging!

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