The UK's banning-spree has reached a new level as one of the biggest music events, Glastonbury Festival, is planning to ban the use of plastic bottles as early as 2019.
In an interview with the BBC's Radio 6 Music, organiser Emily Eavis said on 16 Feb that the ban was "the big project" for 2019.
Confirming the plan to the BBC, another Glastonbury spokesman said it was, however, too early to discuss the details.
According to the unnamed spokesman, the project is being worked on by everyone within the organising team.
The news came just two days after the BBC itself announced plans to cut single-use plastics by 2020.
According to the British broadcaster, the ban was prompted by TV series Blue Planet II which highlighted the scale of sea pollution.
“First, throwaway plastic cups and cutlery will be scrapped by the end of this year, followed by plastic containers in canteens by 2019,” the BBC explained in a 14 Feb statement.
The Buckingham Palace also confirmed 11 Feb that Queen Elizabeth II, and Royal estates, have banned the use of plastic straws and bottles in response to the documentary.
According to a Daily Telegraph report, the Queen became “personally interested” in the plastic waste issue after working with naturalist broadcaster Sir David Attenborough on a wildlife documentary.
Similar announcements have also been made by restaurant chains including Wagamama, Pizza Express and JD Wetherspoon.