Campaign against plastic bags ends in Al Ain / November 7, 2012


Fight against serious environment pollutants to continue


Al Ain:

Al Ain Municipality has distributed 300,000 eco-friendly shopping bags in a month-long campaign encouraging residents to help get rid of plastic bags considered most damaging to the environment.

The eco-friendly biodegradable bags were distributed through 17 branches of the Al Ain Co-operative Society across the city. The municipality also distributed 8,000 eco-friendly hygiene bags for use in various offices.

Engineer Latifa Al Kuwaiti, head of the municipality’s environment unit, said: “The campaign was supported by the Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi and other organisations and has produced successful and encouraging results.

“The drive was aimed at inculcating social responsibility and commitment among residents enabling them to contribute to environment protection.

“The municipality initiated the campaign to fulfil its plan and social responsibility towards attaining sustainable development, preservation of natural resources, and environment protection.”


By Aftab Kazmi Bureau Chief of Gulf News



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