The Queen Has Banned Plastic From All Of Her Royal Estates

by: Kat Patrick | 11 months ago | News

It's the Queen and David Attenborough! Image Source.

So, in unexpected and nice news, Queen Elizabeth II has declared a personal war on plastic after she was inspired by her pal and all-round wonderful nature friend David Attenborough, as well as the EU's plan to make all plastic in Europe recyclable and reusable by 2030.

Back in February, Buckingham Palace announced that the royal household has a "strong desire to tackle the issue" of plastic waste. Same, babes! A spokesperson explained, “across the organisation, the royal household is committed to reducing its environmental impact" and that means they "have taken a number of practical steps to cut back on the use of plastics”.

All Royal cafe takeaway containers have to be compostable or biodegradable, and all employees at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh may only use crockery, glasses and recyclable cups.

These initiatives taking place worldwide are crucial. Consider that, according to, an estimated 1 trillion plastic bags are used (often only once) then discarded - Australians alone are using around 5 billion plastic bags every year, with some 50 million entering the 'litter stream'. 

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