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Following the success and effective message of Blue Planet II, the BBC has announced it will ban single-use plastics by 2020.

It has been estimated that across the entirety of BBC operations, the company goes through two million single-use plastic cups each year. The broadcasters will ban in-house use of such plastics, including cups, cutlery and containers.

“Announcing its three-step plan on Tuesday, the BBC said some of its kitchens had already started replacing plastic cups with glasses. A trial will be launched at its site in Salford later this month to remove plastic containers from canteens and test a coffee cup recycling scheme.”

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