12 Feb '18, 6pm

The Queen Declares War on Plastic

The Queen Declares War on Plastic Queen Elizabeth II is banning plastic straws and bottles across the royal estates. The Telegraph reported that the monarch is behind Buckingham Palace's plans to phase out single-use plastics from public cafes, royal residences and staff dining rooms. Royal caterers will instead use china plates and glasses or recyclable paper cups. Takeaway food from the Royal Collection cafes must be made of compostable or biodegradable packaging. "Across the organization, the Royal Household is committed to reducing its environmental impact," a palace spokesman said, according to the Telegraph. "As part of that, we have taken a number of practical steps to cut back on the use of plastics. At all levels, there's a strong desire to tackle this issue." The Queen was reportedly inspired to take action after working with famed naturalist Sir David Attenborou...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/plastic-ban-uk-2534089763.html

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