Queen supports plan to cut plastic use on British royal estates

Queen Elizabeth II has given royal approval to cut plastic use in the kitchen and cafes of royal residences.


Plastic straws and bottles will no longer be used public cafes at royal residences. They will be banned in staff dining rooms and takeaway containers and will be replaced by biodegradable equivalents.

This will affect Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

“The Royal Household is committed to reducing its environmental impact,” a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace told HuffPost UK.

“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.”

Reducing the use of plastic is a pressing need at present. According to Environmental Audit Committee, if the current rate of marine plastic pollution continues, more plastic than fish will be found in water bodies by 2020.

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