The Queen and Royal Family say they want to do their part to help to cut down the amount of plastic that gets thrown away.
Buckingham Palace has said that at all levels in the Royal Household “there’s a strong desire to tackle this issue” and that they’ve made changes to “cut back on the use of plastics”.
Cafes at royal palaces and residences are phasing out plastic straws and they’re also banned from staff dining rooms.
People who work for the Royal Family will now use china plates and glasses or recyclable paper cups. Any takeaway food is in biodegradable packaging, which means it will naturally breakdown and rot, unlike plastic.
At meetings, glass water bottles will be used instead of plastic ones.
There is a huge need for all of us to reduce the amount we use plastic. It’s thought by 2050 the amount of plastic in the world’s seas will outweigh the fish.