According to the law, the violators will be fined by no less than one thousand pounds and not more than five hundred thousand pounds. In all cases, the court shall order the confiscation of the seized items.
Egypt seeks to provide biodegradable bags, as the plastic bag that is currently used does not decompose until after 400 years.
The governorate has a plan to distribute a total of 150,000 plastic bags for the garden goers during the four-day celebrations of Eid al Adha.
The Environmental Affairs Agency in Alexandria is preparing to launch the "No to Plastic Bags" initiative, under the auspices of the Minister of Environment, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, in preparation for declaring Alexandria free of plastic bags.
Egypt consumes around 12 billion plastic bags annually.
Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad called the international community on Wednesday to secure a balanced and fair financing mechanism to stop the use of single-used plastic
As World Tourism Organization of the United Nations has launched campaigns to raise awareness against environmental pollution; Egypt has started in 2019 to limit the use of plastic.
Egypt’s central Zamalek district will be the first district in Cairo to adopt an initiative to limit the use of the single-use plastic bags, the environment minister said, in an effort to support international efforts to avoid the harm of plastic to the e
The decision will apply to food outlets, coffee shops, supermarkets, butchers, groceries, pharmacies and other facilities, according to HEPCA, excluding the use of heavy duty garbage bags from the ban.
Ministry of Environment participated on Tuesday in the 2018 World Environment Day under the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”.
In line with the global move to reduce the consumption of plastic bags, Egyptian Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy extended the activities of his ministry’s new national initiative called “Enough Plastic Bags”.