Vilnius to stop using plastic tableware during city festivities

  • 2020-01-23
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Single-use plastic tableware will not longer be used during festivities in Vilnius, the local council decided on Wednesday, backing a change to the existing rules on public trading places

The decision will come into force in early March.

Lukas Savickas, a representative of the opposition Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union on the Vilnius Council and an adviser to Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, who initiated the amendment, says it’s "a great chance for businesses to take up leadership in protecting environment".

Panevezys and Joniskis District no longer use plastic tableware during festivities as of the start of this year.