Dubai: Shoppers to pay 25 fils tariff on single-use bags from July 1 – News


This includes in-store purchases and online deliveries

Published: Thu 30 June 2022, 20:20

Last update: Thu 30 June 2022, 22:42

Retailers in Dubai will levy a 25 fils tariff on shoppers from tomorrow (July 1) on single-use bags as per the Dubai Executive Council’s decision.

Shoppers in Dubai will have to pay the tariff on online deliveries and purchases of goods from physical stores.

In two years, single-use bags will be completely banned after various evaluation programs.

Retailers earlier told the Khaleej Times that they would charge consumers 25 fils for single-use plastic bags and advised shoppers to bring their own eco-friendly bags that can be used multiple times to save the environment. and money.

Major retailer Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim, will start applying the required 25 fils tariff on plastic bags from July 1.

As an alternative, it will offer a wide variety of reusable bags for 50 threads, woven bags for Dh2.50 and heavy duty juco options for Dh11.50.

“Carrefour welcomes the Dubai government’s decision to limit the use of single-use plastic bags and to raise awareness of eco-responsible alternatives. We work hard to encourage sustainable shopping behaviors and provide our customers with convenient options for easy switching,” said Bernardo Perloiro, COO of GCC at Majid Al Futtaim Retail.

The group has also set itself the goal of becoming net carbon and water positive by 2040.

As of June 1, 2022, a ban on single-use plastic products came into effect in Abu Dhabi as well as under the emirate’s integrated single-use plastic policy. The initiative will prevent the sale of single-use plastic bags at all retailers.

Niels Hougaard, Managing Director of Tetra Pak Arabia, said that in 2020 the company announced its commitment to achieve net zero GHG emissions in its operations by 2030, and its ambition is to achieve net zero GHG emissions. across the entire value chain by 2050. .

“Packaging plays a vital role in the global food delivery system, helping to keep food safe, nutritious and available for people around the world. But it can also pose problems for the planet: depletion of finite resources, waste in nature and on earth, limited recycling. But there is a better way. We are delivering the most sustainable food packaging in the world. This cardboard food packaging is made only from renewable or recycled materials that are responsibly sourced, fully recyclable and carbon neutral,” Hougaard said.

Dubai Chambers also announced a special campaign for its employees to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles at the organization’s headquarters.

He ditched the use of single-use plastic water bottles; installed water filters at its head office and provided employees with refillable water bottles. The House’s measures will save 295,330 plastic water bottles a year.



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