If you have seen any coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, you will likely have seen the mounds of floral tributes laid in public areas in honor of the monarch’s passing.
What will happen to those millions of blooms? Royal Parks, a charity that manages London’s eight Royal Parks, has a plan for them.
First, officials asked mourners to leave only organic materials in the interests of sustainability. People were asked to lay their tributes at The Green Park or Hyde Park, two royal parks, near Buckingham palace in London.
It was requested that the wrappings around the flowers be removed. While most were, some were not and hundreds of volunteers have taken it upon themselves to remove the plastic packaging, according to The Herald.
The floral tributes will be left on site until all ceremonial activity has taken place, according to Royal Parks.
“It is expected that all floral tributes will …