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Which countries and regions will have new plastic bans in 2024?

April 19, 2024

Which countries and regions will have new plastic bans in 2024?

The plastic ban policies introduced by various countries in 2024 include:


France: By 2024, France will ban the use of single-use plastic packaging and disposable tableware, encourage diners to bring their own tableware, and shopping receipts will no longer be printed and provided. By 2025, plastic food containers for cooking, heating and serving will be banned in group catering services in schools, child care settings, paediatrics, maternity units, local maternity wards and other services. Tighten restrictions on single-use plastic products and promote the use of sustainable packaging and cutlery.


Hong Kong: Hong Kong issued the "Product Environmental Responsibility (Amendment) Ordinance 2023", which clearly prohibits the manufacture, supply, and display of oxidatively biodegradable plastic rubber products. The ban will be implemented on April 22, 2024.

Dubai: The Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has issued a decree banning the trading and import of single-use plastic bags in Dubai from January 1, 2024. This ban aims to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on the natural environment and biological resource diversity, encourage the use of recyclable products, and achieve sustainable development.


Global: In March 2022, the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly resumed session passed the "Resolution to End Plastic Pollution (Draft)". This legally binding resolution aims to promote global control of plastic pollution and is expected to be released by the end of 2024. Global "plastic restriction order".


In addition, other countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, and Colombia are also actively formulating or implementing their own plastic ban policies. However, governments may still be formulating or adjusting the new plastic ban policies for 2024, so the latest information may not yet be released. To obtain the latest information on plastic ban policies, it is recommended to pay attention to the environmental protection departments of various governments or relevant news reports.