Draft law: Up to Dh1 million fine for illegal waste disposal in UAE

Draft law: Up to Dh1 million fine for illegal waste disposal in UAE

Abu Dhabi - The FNC passed the draft law on Tuesday.

By Wam

Published: Wed 9 May 2018, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 10 May 2018, 9:47 AM

A federal draft law on the integrated waste management has been passed by the Federal National Council (FNC) during the 18th meeting of the 3rd ordinary session of the 16th legislative chapter held on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi.
The session was chaired by Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, speaker of the FNC.
The FNC session reiterated the importance of this law to protect the environment and lessen the harms on human health.
The law shall prevent or lower the negative effects that are resulted from generating waste and its management. It will also boost the country's efforts on the economic level and shall lay down sustainable and smart solutions on how to handle waste.
According to the law, any establishment caught throwing, burying, or burning waste or dumping them in open areas, waterways, public parks, or any other place that is not designated for such a purpose, shall be slapped with a fine of not more than Dh1 million.
The law is enforceable on following waste management process stages - beginning from production, separation, collection, moving, storage, reusing or recycling them, treating and disposing of them inside the country, including the free zones.
Nuclear and radioactive waste are excluded from the law.

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