The British foreign office will get rid of the plastic utensils

© RIA Novosti / Alex Monotonicity in fotomonster foreign and Commonwealth office in London. Archival photoThe British foreign office will get rid of the plastic utensils© RIA Novosti / Alex Monotonicity the image Bank

. The British foreign Ministry plans by the end of the year to abandon the use and purchasing drinks in disposable plastic containers, by 2020 it is expected that all units of the Ministry in the world will cease to make such purchases, said on Tuesday the press service of the Ministry.

This is the first of the British Ministry, which took this decision in order to protect the environment.

«In recent weeks the foreign Ministry has delivered a private dining room for employees from all plastic cups, glassware, Cutlery, straws and disposable portions of condiments in sachets, it now offers reusable or bio-alternative» — it is told in received RIA Novosti reported. The Agency plans to introduce to the employees the so-called «tax» on disposable dishes – from 10 to 50 pence to encourage people to use their own mugs instead of plastic cups.

«The world now it’s really time to Wake up and realize the harm to the environment, especially the enormous amount of plastic that is dumped in our oceans,» said foreign Minister Boris Johnson, it quoted the press service of the Ministry.

It is noted that from 2009-2010 the Ministry of foreign Affairs in the UK has reduced the volume of waste 45%, paper consumption by 42% and water – 12.9 million gallons. Reforms are carried out in accordance with the government’s plan for the protection of nature, adopted last month for 25 years.