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Bahrain: Next Sunday the start of banning plastic water bottles
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The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism announced on social media that Ministerial Resolution No. 77 of 2021 prohibiting the manufacture, import or circulation of plastic water bottles

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism announced on social media that Ministerial Resolution No. 77 of 2021 prohibiting the manufacture, import or circulation of plastic water bottles and cups with volumes less than 200 milliliters will soon enter into force on January 9, 2022, which was published in the Official Gazette No. 3540 dated July 8, 2021 by a decision of His Excellency the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Mr. Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, where it was stated in the second article of the decision that it shall be implemented from the day following the lapse of 6 months from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

On this occasion, the Assistant Undersecretary for Domestic and Foreign Trade, Sheikh Hamad bin Salman Al Khalifa, stated that the issuance of the ministerial decision prohibiting the manufacture, import or circulation of plastic water bottles and cups with volumes less than 200 milliliters, is in line with global and national trends in terms of preserving the environment. Reducing plastic waste, which is the bulk of waste harmful to the health of the environment, especially the period of its empty stay on the soil or inside the water, and the negative effects it causes on the health of soil, water and living organisms as a result of its failure to decompose for hundreds of years.

He stressed that the ministerial decision is also in line with the decisions and directives issued by world leaders at the COP26 World Summit on Climate Change held in Glasgow, United Kingdom in November of last year.