Queen Elizabeth is a woman who can certainly make decisions at the drop of a hat. After all, her job depends on that skill. She knows what she likes, dislikes, what she wants to be changed, and what should remain the same.
She is a woman who sticks to tradition more often than not, but sometimes, she knows change is inevitable. As of late, she’s made one remarkable change around Buckingham Palace, and people across the globe are taking notice of it.
The Queen’s abrupt decision came along shortly after she spends time with Sir David Attenborough, an English broadcaster and avid naturalist. Attenborough was making a documentary about his thoughts and goals for upping conservation efforts.
Upon seeing his work, this made the Queen reconsider how things go on in the Palace. The Palace staff have always had disposable plasticware, such as plates, utensils, and straws available if needed. This has now come to an abrupt halt.
According to a Buckingham Palace spokesperson: “Across the organization, the Royal Household is committed to reducing its environmental impact. As part of that, we have taken a number of practical steps to cut back on the use of plastics.”
From now on, the staff is forbidden to use plastic straws and they will no longer be available at the Buckingham Palace Garden Cafe. As for the palace caterers, they will be swapping to china, glass, or recyclable and biodegradable alternatives.
Though, in the grand scheme of things, this is a rather small change. The impact of this decision is huge!
After finding out about her choice to remove such items, many have followed suit and done the same.
Frugal? Maybe. Wise? Without a doubt!