Single-use plastic bags
Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the Cabinet meeting this afternoon at its headquarters in the Amiri Diwan. It approved the draft decision of the Ministry of Municipality controlling the use of plastic bags in the country.
The preparation of the draft resolution comes within the framework of the strategic objectives of preserving the environment and optimal investment in waste recycling.
Among the provisions included in the draft resolution are the following:
- Institutions, companies and shopping centers are prohibited from using single-use plastic bags in packaging, presenting, circulating, carrying or transporting products and merchandise of all kinds.
- Replaced single-use plastic bags with multi-use plastic bags, biodegradable plastic bags, paper or “woven” bags, and other biodegradable materials.
The cabinet also approved a draft agreement on canceling visa requirements for holders of diplomatic, special and official passports between the government of the State of Qatar and the government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
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