The global problem of plastic pollution is one that affects our own region too, with an alarming 94kg of plastic used per person in the GCC in 2016.
The good news is we’re starting to do something about it. Oman has now banned plastic bags, and in Saudi Arabia all plastics have to be oxo-degradable.
In the UAE, government authorities are putting regulations in place, hospitality groups and retailers have launched awareness programmes, and environmental companies are offering packaging that biodegrades within three months instead of the 50-1,000 years that plastic takes.
Please do your part too!