• 17th May 2018

Council asks Royal party organisers to banish single-use bunting and plastic plates

Council asks Royal party organisers to banish single-use bunting and plastic plates

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Royal wedding street partiers are being asked to keep the environment in mind and banish single-use bunting and throwaway plates from the realm of any street party in the borough.

With 97 streets having applied to host a street party it’s clear the borough is in a celebratory mood for Prince Harry’s wedding but just because the wedding is a onetime event doesn’t mean the decorations should be too.

Cllr Martin Elengorn, Cabinet Member Designate for Environment, Planning and Sustainability said:

“We want everyone involved in street parties to extend their goodwill towards Prince Harry’s wedding to the environment and shy away from single-use bunting, cutlery and plates.

“We’re also asking party-organisers to plan ahead, provide bins or sacks to capture rubbish and encourage party-goers not to litter.”

Visit the Council’s website for helpful tips on how to go plastics free: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/pass_on_plastic

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