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First laboratory in UAE to process plastic bags for biodegradability

posted on 16/09/2013: 2596 views


Ajman has completed preparations for the first advanced laboratory in the UAE that measures the decomposability level of the plastic bags and converts them into biodegradable plastic bags.

Plans for inaugurating the new laboratory were made following the Ajman local order number 3 for the year 2010 to ban the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags.

Prior to inaugurating the laboratory, the specialist from the food and environment laboratory of Ajman Municipality paid a visit to a specialised company in the UK to test the devices used in measuring the level of decomposability of the plastic bags and ways of turning them into a recycle material.

The advanced device can take up to 95 per cent of plastic samples that will initially be exposed to UVA rays followed by high oven temperatures which will decompose the poisonous substances.

It is also worth mentioning that Ajman Municipality has been awarded the Golden Award for ideas organisation in the US for implementing and spreading greenery in the emirate and launching environmentally friendly projects.

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, chairman of Ajman Municipality, has expressed his happiness by tweeting and felicitating the emirate of Ajman for winning the golden award of the US ideas organisation for the greenery implementation category of the award.

Ajman Municipality has successfully carried out the project aimed at curbing the usage of non-recyclable plastic bags. By 2021 Ajman Municipality plans to make the emirate free of plastic bags while warning society members of the environmental harm caused by the usage of non-recyclable plastic bags. – The Gulf Today

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