Jeddah restaurants to stop using plastic bags

Restaurants that do not comply will be shut down by the municipality

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Officials in Jeddah have asked all restaurants using plastic bags and containers to make the switch  to paper bags and aluminum foil containers by February 28, 2017 Al-Watan newspaper reported.

Jeddah mayor Hani Abu Ras said: “The municipality will work on replacing plastic bags and containers used by restaurants with paper bags and containers of material that are environment-friendly and less harmful to the consumers,” said Abu Ras.

Restaurants that do not comply will be shut down by the municipality.

Did you like this story?
Click here for more

"There are 14 municipalities in Jeddah that will inspect restaurants in various districts and neighbourhoods once the deadline passes,” added Abu Ras.

For all the latest hospitality news from UAE, Gulf countries and around the world, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page.

Most Popular

Newsletter

Reports

Human Capital Report 2017

Human Capital Report 2017

The second annual Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report is designed to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities facing hospitality professionals responsible for the hotel industry’s most important asset – its people. The report combines the results of Hotelier Middle East's HR Leaders Survey with exclusive interviews with the region's senior human resources directors.

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

The Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016 provides essential business insight into this critical hotel function, revealing a gradual move towards the use of automated management and a commitment to sustainability, concerns over recruitment, retention and staff outsourcing, and the potential to deliver much more, if only the industry's "image problem" can be reversed.

From the edition

From the magazine