Queen bans plastic straws and bottles from royal properties

The Queen declares war on plastic after David Attenborough documentary

The Queen declares war on plastic after David Attenborough documentary

Queen Elizabeth has long expressed admiration for David Attenborough, an environmentalist with a track record of creating handsome, compelling movies about our planet.

Julian Kirby, campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said: "Blue Planet's reach now extends to the Royal households which shows how much momentum is building behind the war on plastic pollution". But it also explored the disastrous effects of waste on the world's waters.

Queen Elizabeth II wants to live in a cleaner and greener environment.

After watching Attenborough's BBC documentary "Blue Planet II" a year ago, Queen Elizabeth II spearheaded a campaign that requires the guests and organizers of royal events to not use straws and bottles. According to The Telegraph, straws will also be phased out of all public cafes inside the royal residences.

Water will be served from glass bottles in all meetings at the palaces. At all levels, there's a strong desire to tackle this issue'.

'Across the organisation, the Royal Household is committed to reducing its environmental impact, ' a Palace spokesman told the Telegraph.

Plastics and other detritus line the shore of the Thames Estuary on January 2, 2018 in Cliffe, Kent. Plastic pieces, including microplastics, also end up swallowed by fish - which then causes them to die. Prince Charles has delivered several speeches about damage to the oceans. In one recent talk, he warned of an "escalating ecological and human disaster" from refuse in the seas. Charles and Dame Ellen MacArthur teamed up to offer a million-dollar cash prize to anyone with a great idea for keeping garbage out of the ocean. Ten per cent of that ends up in the sea. There are also some predictions suggesting that plastic waste in the sea will outweigh the fishes by 2050.

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