Now our Armed Forces go to war against plastic waste

Ministers launch a review to help combat the tide of litter polluting our oceans  Plastic cutlery, bottles and packaging could be banned in worldwide barracks  Army, Royal Navy and RAF frontline told to examine use of single-use plastics 

By Larisa Brown Defence And Security Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:06 BST, 1 April 2018 | Updated: 22:34 BST, 1 April 2018

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Troops have been ordered to cut down their use of plastic at British bases around the world.

Ministers have launched a review to help combat the tide of litter polluting oceans and countryside.

In a victory for the Daily Mail’s campaign against toxic waste, plastic cutlery, bottles and packaging could all be banned in barracks at home and overseas.

Ministers have launched a review to help combat the tide of litter polluting oceans and countryside

Ministers have launched a review to help combat the tide of litter polluting oceans and countryside

Ministry of Defence officials are looking into the cost of renegotiating contracts with firms that rely too heavily on plastic, or choosing suppliers that are more environmentally friendly.

The review – which concludes in the next couple of weeks – will look at alternative materials, reusable options and ways of encouraging recycling.

Last month the Army, Royal Navy and RAF frontline commands were told to examine which single-use plastics they use at official facilities. This includes the MoD main building in London, the Army’s Land Forces Headquarters in Andover and the Permanent Joint Headquarters in Northwood, London.

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