Plastic bags

Egypt's law punishes violations to manufacturing specifications of single-use plastic bags

Mon, 07 Nov 2022 - 12:12 GMT

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 to establish 1st factory to produce environment-friendly bags from eggshell

Sat, 06 Aug 2022 - 11:57 GMT

Egypt seeks to provide biodegradable bags, as the plastic bag that is currently used does not decompose until after 400 years.

Plastic bags for garbage collection distributed to garden goers in Giza during Eid celebrations

Sun, 10 Jul 2022 - 02:44 GMT

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.

Alexandria to be declared soon free of single-use plastic bags

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 - 01:14 GMT

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.

How does Egypt get rid of single-use plastic bag?

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 - 10:37 GMT

Egypt consumes around 12 billion plastic bags annually.

Environment min. urges for int’l financing mechanism to stop use of plastic bags

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 - 01:47 GMT

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

15 Egyptian cities take steps to limit plastic pollution

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 - 10:55 GMT

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.

Use of plastic bags to be limited in upscale district Zamalek: Min.

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 - 08:37 GMT

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

Red Sea to ban using single-use plastic starting June: HEPCA

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 - 02:42 GMT

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 participates in 'Beat Plastic Pollution' Environment Day

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 - 04:11 GMT

Ministry of Environment participated on Tuesday in the 2018 World Environment Day under the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”.

Egypt’s initiative to eliminate plastic bags

Sat, 05 May 2018 - 02:46 GMT

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”.