Queen Elizabeth II Bans Plastic Straws

The other day, I wrote a post about how I think we (especially women) should celebrate women for their greatness…when deserved, of course.

Not all women do great things and not all women are great just because they’re women… But there are a lot of great women in the world – young and old alike.

I want to start this theme by celebrating a grand old lady – a queen, nonetheless. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II recently became my personal heroine and role model.


Because she decided to ban the use of plastic straws and plastic bottles in the royal “household”.

(…) the Queen will end the use of single-use plastic straws and bottles in ALL royal estates, public cafes in royal residencies, as well as staff dining rooms. Royal caterers will now be required to use china plates and glasses.

At 91 years old, she is a beautiful example of how it’s never too old to make a change for the better, for the good of the planet and future generations.

It is thought that the Queen became personally interested in the problem of plastic after working with Sir David Attenborough on a conservation documentary dealing with wildlife in the Commonwealth.

She is the perfect example of how you can still contribute to making the world a better place even if you’re in the twilight of your life.


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