(ZENIT News / Vatican City, 06.05.2023).- On Monday Morning, June 5, Pope Francis received in audience the participants in the Green and Blue Festival. The audience was held in the context of the World Environment Day “Earth for All.” During his address, the Holy Father shared with them that “in the Vatican plastic has been banned, and I understand that we are now 93% plastic-free. “
During the same address, the Holy Father shared what he had lived shortly before when receiving in audience Christopher John Kempczinski, President of McDonald’s Corporation, together with his wife and entourage. “Today a group from the McDonald’s Corporation visited; they told me that they have abolished plastic and use only recyclable paper, for everything.” The Pope mentioned the banning of plastic in the Vatican and added: “These are steps, real steps that we have to continue — real steps.
To the issue of plastic other ecological records of the Vatican are added: since 2010 it is the largest green power plant of Europe, larger than Germany’s. It’s because it is the European State with the highest number of watts per capita. The entire roof of Paul VI Hall is full of solar panels that give energy to the small State.