The Queen Of England Banned Plastic Straws And Bottles From Her Estates

The Queen Of England Banned Plastic Straws And Bottles From Her Estates

Whilst some plastic is necessary and useful (many have spoken out about how some plastic packaging can aid people with disabilities to be more self-sufficient), there is still far too much of it in the world.

They are apparently going to gradually phase out the use of plastic straws in public cafes, and ban them outright in staff dining rooms.

Buckingham Palace is now undergoing a 10 year, £369 million, refurbishment programme which will make the royal residence far more green as well as replacing electrical cabling and heating systems which have not been updated since shortly after the Second World War.

Buckingham Palace has a web page devoted to the environment, which says the royal household "is working hard across operations in the Royal Palaces and Estates to reduce its impact on the environment, using everything from energy efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting to hydro-electricity generating plants to ensure efficient running of its sites".

It looks like 2018 could be the year in which we start to, collectively, take plastic waste reduction seriously. Royal caterers will be required to use china plates and glasses. But that plan includes few legal repercussions for creating plastic waste, instead offering money for innovations against plastic and a guaranteed tax on plastic bags. Renovations are now being done to install solar panels and update the electrical systems so energy efficiency is improved by 40 percent.

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Prince Charles has previously been an outspoken campaigner on plastic waste.

In 2016, the prince of Wales teamed up with Dame Ellen MacArthur, a famed yachtswoman and foundation founder, to offer a cash prize to scientists who could offer potential solutions to the issue of plastic filling the sea.

Each year, 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally. Another advance will be a composting system for organic waste.

If the current rate of marine plastic pollution continues, it will outweigh fish by 2050, according to the Environmental Audit Committee.

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