Single-use plastic tableware will no longer be used during public festivities in Vilnius, the local council decided on Wednesday.
The decision will come into force in early March.
The amendment was initiated by Lukas Savickas, a representative of the opposition Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union on the Vilnius Council and an adviser to Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. He says the rule change is “a great chance for businesses to take on leadership in protecting the environment”.
Panevėžys and Joniškis District no longer use plastic tableware during festivities as of the start of the year.