The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs has issued a ministerial decision to ban the usage of single-use plastic shopping bags.
The new rule states that all companies and institutions shall not use plastic bags. This comes as a mean to protect the environment, the ministry added.
Violators of this law will be slapped with a administrative fine of at least RO100 and a maximum of RO2,000.
The fine will be doubled in case of repetition of the violation. This rule will come to effect starting 1 January, 2021.