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The UAE was founded in 1973, plastic had been invented by then but plastic products weren’t as pervasive in the country as they are now.
In this series we examine the differences between life then and now, with a focus on carbon footprint and plastic.
The voice is that of a grandmother, Ms Fatma Yousef.
Note that traditional chewing gum is not plastic, but the one she’s referring to could well be the modern plastic kind.

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