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Less plastic in Buckingham Palace: Queen

In future, disposable plastics will not be used on the premises of British royalty, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Plastic bottles and straws will be done away with, to be replaced by biodegradable packaging.

Plastic straws in the cafes of the royal residences and in the employee canteens are also being phased out.

The royals and their guests may not notice a big change: Already water is served only from glass bottles. From now on catering for royal staff will use only porcelain plates and glasses as well.

In addition, a "green newsletter" will regularly inform royal employees about environmental innovations, such as ways to reduce waste and energy consumption.

© DPA 2018

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