Dubai Airports announced that they will be banning single-use plastics starting January 1, 2020.
The company, which manages Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport, said that single-use plastic items such as straws, water bottles, shopping bags, food packaging and take-out containers, and plastic tableware will no longer be used at its consumer spaces, reported The National.
Dubai Airports have recycled over 43,000 tonnes of paper, glass, and other waste, each year.
In the past six months, it has collected and disposed a total of 16 tonnes of single-use plastic bottles and bottle caps.
For the World Environment Day, Dubai Airports collaborated with more than 100 businesses at the Dubai International Airport to prevent the distribution of more than 150,000 straws.