Novamont is supplying the British embassy in Rome with disposable glasses and tableware for the birthday party in honour of Queen Elizabeth II as well as regular management of the Embassy’s needs.
Following the May Government’s initiatives on plastic waste pollution, the Foreign Office has decided that all UK diplomatic missions should apply a “plastic-free” policy, especially for single-use products.
Novamont has been identified as a partner to supply sustainable alternatives to plastic products to be used on the occasion of the celebrations of the birthday and, going forward, for the regular management of the embassy’s needs.
The range of Novamont products being supplied include plates, placemats, trays, clingfilm, cutlery and glasses, with the Queen’s Birthday Party being celebrated this Friday 14 June at Villa Wolkonsky, the official residence of the British ambassador to Italy in Rome, and in the consular offices of Milan and Naples.
Andrea Di Stefano, Novamont’s head of special projects and business communication, said: “By making this choice, the British Embassy in Italy is making a gesture of great educational value, against the squandering of natural resources and in favour of the separate collection of organic waste and its potential as a remedy for desertification, one of the causes of the rise in the Earth’s temperature.”