His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Government Council, accepted Council Decision No. (124) of 2023 concerning the regulation of using single-use merchandise within the emirate of Dubai, with the intention to defend the pure setting and native organic and animal wealth, and encourage people to undertake sustainable and environmentally pleasant behaviors, unfold the tradition of using recycled supplies and their significance in attaining sustainable growth, and stimulating the personal sector and the native market to supply helpful merchandise.
It’s determined that the provisions of this choice will apply to single-use merchandise, which the choice defines as merchandise meant for use solely as soon as earlier than being disposed of or recycled, whatever the materials of their manufacture, and embrace single-use plastic. and non-plastic merchandise, meals supply packaging and fruit and vegetable packaging.Heavy plastic baggage, plastic containers, containers and packaging supplies made partly or solely of plastics, together with these utilized in meals packaging , plastic bottles, chip baggage, moist wipes. , balloons and balloon sticks, that are dealt with or utilized by sellers and shoppers situated within the Emirate of Dubai, together with particular growth zones and free zones, together with the Dubai Worldwide Monetary Centre.
The position of Dubai Municipality
In keeping with this choice, Dubai Municipality, in coordination with related authorities, assumes a variety of duties and powers to implement its aims, together with: organizing consciousness campaigns aimed toward educating and inspiring neighborhood members to scale back using plastics and distinctive plastic supplies. -use merchandise and encourage sellers to assist help tasks and initiatives. Packages, which purpose to scale back using plastics and single-use merchandise, and supply merchandise with a number of makes use of.
The destiny of single-use merchandise
The choice included a ban on the importation or circulation of single-use merchandise, as follows: plastic baggage, efficient 1/1/2024, and single-use non-plastic merchandise, which embrace plastic baggage, single-use, as of 6/1/2024, and single-use plastic merchandise, as of 1/1/2025, together with: plastic stirring sticks, tablecloths, polystyrene cups and meals containers, plastic straws, cotton swabs ear plastic and single-use plastic merchandise, efficient 1/1/2026. These embrace single-use plastic plates, plastic meals containers, plastic cutlery, in addition to plastic tender drink cups and lids.
What are the exceptions to this choice?
The rationale for the choice included the exclusion of sure merchandise from the ban stipulated on this choice, specifically single-use plastic baggage, which embrace: skinny roll baggage used to package deal meat, fish, greens , fruits, cereals, bread and rubbish baggage, in addition to merchandise meant for export or re-export overseas. The nation, which incorporates: single-use plastic buying baggage, single-use buying baggage and single-use plastic client merchandise. Commerce in these merchandise within the nation’s markets is prohibited, offered that it’s clearly written on them that the aim of their circulation is export or re-export exterior the nation.
Cut back the consumption price
The rationale for the choice additionally stipulated the duty of all competent authorities, related authorities and shoppers to work to develop and undertake mechanisms and practices aimed toward lowering the manufacturing and consumption of single-use merchandise, and to undertake practices and encourage initiatives that contribute to the growing use of multi-use merchandise.
Sanctions for violation of the choice
The choice offers that anybody who violates its provisions will likely be punished with a superb of 2 hundred dirhams, and the quantity of the superb will likely be doubled if the identical offense is dedicated once more inside one 12 months from the fee of the earlier offense, offered that the quantity of the superb, as soon as doubled, could not exceed two thousand dirhams.