UAE: Free reusable bags handed out to storekeepers in awareness drive (2022)

Sep 9, 2022

‘A Sustainable Business Is Resource Efficient And Respects The Environment!’

Director Engineer Abdulrahman AlHammadi

Distribution Of Free Fabric Bags to 25 Baqalas’ The Abu Dhabi Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban was recently enacted on June 1, 2022 by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD). The law bans single-use oxo-degradable plastic bags (less than 50 microns’ thick) and stipulates their substitution by multiple-use bags that meet the technical specifications issued by the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council. We are aware that although the aim is to shift towards multiple use bags, the important desired practice is to actually reuse those bags as much as possible.

When the single-use plastic bag ban was passed, we applauded it and initiated this campaign with a focus on spreading awareness to local stores, encouraging them to use reusable bags. 

On 9th September, 2022 Medinova distributed free re-useable bags. The team spoke to the baqala staff and educated them on the harmful effects of single-use plastic bags, and the importance of changing to reusable bags, encouraging them to stop offering single-use plastic bags.

As a Medical Supplies company, our endeavour will always be to provide the best possible service for our consumers and we strive to deliver the most eco-friendly products for a greener tomorrow.