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Red Sea Governor to Ban Single-use Plastic Starting from June

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In light of the rise in plastic wastes and the risk that it impose on sea life, Egypt’s Red Sea governor, General Ahmed Abdullah, has decided to ban single-use or disposable plastic starting from this June.

The decision comes after a proposal was submitted by Hepca (Hurghada Environmental Protection & Conservation Association); in an attempt to protect marine life and endangered species from the severe effects of plastic wastes that happens due to suffocation or ingestion.

Not only do plastic wastes affect the sea world, but it eventually also affects human health, the NGO said.

The decree is banning the use of plastic bags in food shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, grocery stores, butchers, fisheries, fruits and vegetables shop and restaurants. In addition to banning plastic cutlery such as knives, plugs, plastic hooks, cups and dishes from restaurants and cruise ships.

The Red Sea governorate also plans on stopping the licensing of factories; in order to limit the production of plastic in the city.

“The decree is to protect the threatened and endangered species which are severely affected by ingestion, starvation, suffocation, drowning, entanglement and toxicity from plastic remains which affects the human health accordingly,” Hepca said in a statement.

An awareness campaign will also be launched by Hepca, to spread knowledge and awareness about the threats and negative impacts of plastic wastes on sea world, and how these effects can extend to include human health as well. There will be on ground activation including events, lectures in private and public schools, clean-up campaigns for beaches in collaboration with schools, diving centers, and the red sea community.

It is a huge step, one that was necessary to take, in order to encourage people to reduce or even better, eliminate their consumption of plastic bags and shift to a more environmentally friendly materials as an alternative to plastic.

This shouldn’t be limited only to the Red Sea government, but rather it should become an attitude followed by many citizens across Egypt\; because plastic wastes ending up in seas or the Nile River, is a disaster that threats the environment and also tourism.

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Seoudi Supermarkets Partners with Drumstick Designs and Goes Green

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Drumstick is a design studio in Cairo, where they make product, furniture, packaging designs. Their latest work is one that gives hope to our environment, and a chance to save it.

Just yesterday, they announced their latest work for Seoudi Supermarket, and that is their fabric shopping bag, which folds up into a small pouch; so that it’s easy to carry around with you.

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Aaaaand they’re out!! Ladies and gents, we present to you our fabric shopping bag that folds up into a small pouch so that it can ALWAYS be with you ready for use wherever you go. This product is 100% financed and supported by Seoudi Supermarket. Yup, you read that correctly! These incredibly nice people completely encouraged and welcomed the idea and completely adopted it AND agreed for it to be a zero-profit project! It was so mind-shifting to witness this kind of mindfulness at that level of success. 💚 So yes!!! Yalla! We’re starting off in only in the 2 branches in Maadi and if it goes well we’re going to fabric bag the whole city! #drumstickdesigns #seoudisupermarket #cairo #egypt #environment #livegreen #ecofriendly #totebag #arabic

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This way, these fabric shopping bags can soon substitute plastic ones, if people are willing to cut down on their plastic use and go for the smarter, eco-friendlier choices.

The product is 100% financed and supported by Seoudi Supermarket, whereas they completely welcomed and encouraged the idea of adopting to it and agreed for this project to be a zero-profit one.

The fabric bags are only available in 2 branches in Maadi, but if it is off to a good start, they will soon ‘Fabric bag the whole city!

Our hope is that people’s attitude towards this idea, would be the same as Seoudi’s. And for them to accept this change, hopefully to be turned into a lifestyle.

 

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Mohamed Mamdouh Apologizes to the People Criticizing Him

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It looks like being a successful actor, who was capable of proving himself in the plenty of roles that he played, isn’t enough to get people off his back.

Mohamed Mamdouh has been proving himself each year as a competent actor, and this year was no different. However, people have been criticizing the actor for his short breath and pronunciation. Which was brought up in an interview with Al Arabya, to which his answer to this was a genuine apology.

But why should he be sorry? Such a flaw doesn’t make him any less of a good actor, and this flaw was even unnoticed by countless of his fans, who have been defending him since yesterday.

This brings us to an issue that not only celebrities face, but we do too, and that is bullying. It may not seem this way to some, because their claim could be that it’s merely their opinion, something the actor should work on. But it is a verbal bullying, and everyday we encounter the same thing.

What is merely your opinion, might affect the person’s self esteem and make them doubt themselves and their capabilities. Your comment about someone’s hair, body, or even their outfit, is one you should always keep to yourself. Because most of the time, people already know about their flaw, they just don’t like it when it’s pointed out to them.

Mohamed Mamdoud has been killing it in this year’s series ‘Qabeel‘, his portrayal of a person who’s severely manipulated by his mental illness is quite impressive. Not only that, but the way he’s mourning for his long gone wife, is giving us all the feels.

So why after giving a killer performance, should he be faced with such a criticism?

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GOT Fans Start a Petition Demanding a Full Remake of Season 8

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If you haven’t yet watched the latest episode of GOT then don’t through with this article, because spoilers lie ahead!

Even though episode 5 aired days ago, people still don’t seem to get over what happened during this horrific episode. They surely can’t accept that the breaker of chains turned mad, and ruined everything for us.

Now, people are taking their anger to a whole new level, where a new Change.org petition is circulating from a Night King–loving fan named Dylan D, asking HBO to remake the ENTIRE season ‘with competent writers’ instead of Thrones ShowrunnersDavid Benioff and D. B. Weiss.

“David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e., the books) to fall back on,” Dylan’s call to action reads. “This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”

The petition has been up for less than a week now and it’s already gotten almost 278,135 signatures from equally annoyed fans!

Here the link for the petition, for all the angry fans out there who are demanding the same!

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