90% of air in UAE will be pure in less than 3 years

90% of air in UAE will be pure in less than 3 years

55 factories fined between 2014-2017 in 3,000 surprise visits



By Jasmine Al Kuttab

Published: Tue 8 May 2018, 3:03 PM

Last updated: Tue 8 May 2018, 7:11 PM

The UAE announced that 90 percent of the air in the emirates will be pure in less than 3 years at an FNC session.   
Members questioned the Minister of climate change and environment about concerns over toxic gases and pollution produced by some factories. The minister said factories violating the law will be punished. 
55 factories were fined between 2014-2017 after the ministry conducted 3,000 surprise visits to such establishments. 
The minister also shared that 6.5million tonnes of non-hazardous waste is generated in the UAE each year. A person on an average produces 1.2 to 1.3kg of waste per day.


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