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Kuwait imposes 500 dinar fine for National Day littering, balloon use

Joint inspection teams, comprising EPA judicial officers and Ministry of Interior members, will be established to oversee celebration sites and ensure adherence to environmental regulations.

Eng. Samira Al-Kandari, ,the Acting Director General of Kuwait’s Environment Public Authority (EPA), has emphasized the significance of citizens and residents maintaining public cleanliness during the upcoming Kuwait National Day celebrations.

In a statement to KUNA, Al-Kandari said that it is imperative for everyone to abstain from littering, including the release of balloons, as this action contravenes Article 33 of the Environmental Protection Law, which entails fines ranging from 50 to 500 dinars.

She highlighted that the EPA and the Ministry of Interior will maintain their collaborative efforts in enforcing Law No. 42 of 2024 on Environmental Protection and its amendments. Joint inspection teams, comprising EPA judicial officers and Ministry of Interior members, will be established to oversee celebration sites and ensure adherence to environmental regulations.

Al-Kandari mentioned that EPA’s judicial officers would be present during the National Day celebrations to oversee the environmental situation.

The EPA has recently affirmed its collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, represented by the Environmental Police, to enforce the Environmental Protection Law during the National Day celebrations. This collaboration aims to prevent negative behaviors and improper practices while enhancing the environmental conditions in the country.

The EPA has deployed a team of environmental officers across various regions of the country to collaborate with the Environmental Police. Their joint efforts aim to raise awareness and mitigate the negative phenomena and common improper practices that contribute to pollution in the Kuwaiti environment during the National Day celebrations.

She cautioned that during this period, there is a surge in the use of environmentally harmful materials, including foam, chemicals, and plastic and rubber waste like balloons. This prompted the Ministry of Commerce to take decisive action by issuing a special directive prohibiting the use of such materials during the holidays. The banned items include water guns, foam cans, balloons, white weapons, and laser devices.



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