plastic pollution

Queen joins battle against plastic pollution in the UK

Plastic bottles and straws are to be banned from all Royal estates in the UK.

The move is said to have been instigated by the Queen after speaking to television presenter, Sir David Attenborough about the issue of plastic pollution in the ocean.

Pupil power wins in war on plastic straws

Pupils at a school in Scotland have persuaded two major organisations to stop the use of plastic straws in their bid to reduce the amount of plastic pollution in the ocean.

Campaigners from Sunnyside Primary School in Glasgow, who have worked closely with WDC’s Shorewatch team and field officers in recent years, have convinced Scotland's biggest council to ban straws, and also Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) ferries to stop offering straws to customer on their vessels.

Restaurant chain to end use of plastic straws

Wagamama has become the latest restaurant chain to announce that it will not use plastic straws.

The company has recognised the growing issue of plastic pollution and will provide customers who ask for straws with a biodegradable paper alternative from end of April.  Until then Wagamama’s 128 UK restaurants will only give a plastic straw to diners if specifically requested, or with juices that need stirring.

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