Oman to ban single-use plastic bags from next year; violators to face up to $5k fines

Oman to ban single-use plastic bags from next year; violators to face up to $5k fines

MUSCAT: Oman will boycott single-utilize plastic packs beginning one year from now as a component of endeavors to lessen contamination and secure nature, Muscat reported on Sunday. 

Situated in the south of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman stands apart among its Gulf neighbors for its outstanding common rocky scenes and rich marine life. 

"Organizations and foundations are denied from utilizing single-utilize plastic sacks with the intend to secure the Omani condition," the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs said in an announcement. 

It cautioned that violators would confront fines of up to 2,000 Omani rials ($5,197) when the boycott produces results on Jan. 1, 2021, with recurrent guilty parties "getting fined twofold the sum." 

Organizations and foundations are precluded from utilizing single-utilize plastic packs with the plan to ensure the Omani condition.- Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs 

As indicated by the UN, Oman — which had gotten prestigious as a movement goal for its desert outdoors and turtle-watching — pulled in 2.3 million vacationers in 2018. 

"Plastic sacks are regularly ingested by turtles and dolphins who botch them for nourishment," the UN Environment Program (UNEP) has cautioned. 

"High convergences of plastic materials, especially plastic packs, have been discovered obstructing the aviation routes and stomachs of many species." 

Various nations, including as of late the UAE, have taken measures to check single-utilize plastic packs. 


A week ago, Abu Dhabi reported it expects to boycott their utilization in the UAE capital by 2021.

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