A U.S. Department of Transportation official announced that the U.k. will remove packing crates from all public highways and sidewalks on July 11.
“This is a historic day for the United Kingdom and we are thrilled to be the first in the world to do so,” said Transportation Secretary Nick Hurd.
“The decision to remove the cardboard packing boxes and the plastic packaging is a step towards the end of the cardboard box era.
The move will also make it easier for motorists to safely access their vehicle.”
“It is not an easy decision to make, and I thank the U of A, and all of the stakeholders, for making this happen,” said U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
“As an international organization, we have to do our part to make the world a safer place.
This is a great step forward in the fight against climate change.”
The U of K announced in October that it would eliminate the cardboard boxes in all public spaces by 2025.
U.B.C.U. (U.B., British Columbia) will begin removing cardboard boxes from public highways in 2020 and in 2021.
UB. has been the first to take action on public spaces.
U of T (UofT, Toronto) announced that it will remove cardboard boxes by the end