Unrecyclable Biodegradable Bags Enforced in Gulf Country

The United Arab Emirates Government has created legislation in an attempt to rid Abu Dhabi, Dubai and other emirates of plastic bags by creating a law that only biodegradable bags may be used in all businesses beginning January 2013. The Green Prophet's Tafline Laylin reports that while this is a well meaning attempt to eliminate the plastic problem, many fear that the legislation will not be sufficient to curb plastic pollution. According to Laylin:

Bioplastics & Plastic Degradation

BioplasticsBioplastics are just plastics made from plants. Bioplastics may or may not be biodegradable, may or may not be toxic.

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