No To Plastic Bags in Oman

Paper bags are becoming hype these days, including in Oman. As an expat living and working in this country, you should be aware of the environmental policies that are currently being implemented. By being knowledgeable about each and everyone’s corporate social responsibility, you can contribute to the wellness of your surroundings even if you’re simply an employee working in a company.

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You might have lived in a generation where the use of plastic wrappers and plastic cups are convenient. Plastics are reusable, yet, consumers continue to dispose of these reusable containers knowing that it may take years to decompose. As a resident of Oman, you must know that the use of plastic in this country will soon be stopped. This means that paper bags will replace these wrappers in order to pay more attention to the welfare of nature.

Plastic Bag Ban Oman

Information about Banning the use of Plastic Bags

Banning of Plastic Bags

  • The Ministry of Environmental and Climate Affairs has disclosed that plastic bags will be banned soon in all supermarkets across the country.
  • The policy is still pending final approval as of July 2018.
  • The Ministry of Commerce and Industry will have to approve the standards and specifications.
  • The Ministry of Environmental and Climate Affairs did a poll on Twitter to gather the votes of consumers and 89% of them were in favor of the said policy.
  • The poll was conducted with an option to replace plastic bags with reusable and decomposable bags.
  • The regulation to ban plastic bags will be for a better impact on the environment and wellness of human beings.
  • Plastic bags are a threat to the marine environment, especially dolphins, turtle, and other kinds of sea creatures.
  • The ministry disclosed the use of paper bags but there were no further details about it.

Also Read: Things to Know Before Moving to Oman

Why Switch To Paper Bags?

  • While there is still a pending decision regarding the banning of plastic bags in all supermarkets, let’s take a look at why paper bags are a better option than plastics.
  • Brown paper bags are highly recyclable and the cost to recycle them is lower than those of plastic bags.
  • Plastic bags serve as eon to the surface of the earth.
  • Plastic bags bring a lot of environmental issues.
  • Brown paper bags are considered as eco-friendly.
  • You will be contributing to the improvement of the environment if you will use paper bags instead.

We hope the information above has helped you understand that there is a need for all of us to save the environment, regardless of the country we are staying in. Using paper bags will contribute to making the surroundings better in Oman. If you have relatives and families in this country, don’t forget to share this article with them to help raise awareness regarding this environmental matter.

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