If the UK can ban plastic shopping bags then why can’t the UAE?
“I also find the culture here very wasteful, if I buy a single pack of chewing gum the cashier tries to put it in a bag. Bags should be for multiple items, not a single item that can go straight in my pocket! With the landfill sites running out of space and no clear plan what to in the future, I would like to see a reduction in all kinds of waste, recycling is almost nonexistent, everything goes into the ground and this has to change.”
“I totally agree with Bag lady D. However, the plastic bags used in UAE are biodegradable except for the thin coloured ones used by grocery stores. The real issue is campers who litter in the desert where they get consumed by stray camels.”
“How about people packed their own bags at the check-out instead of expecting someone to do it for them. This way you control what and how much goes into each bag. The mind set in the UAE of letting other people do everything for them is partly to blame here.”