While the sandwich tributes made for moving images, the edible treats, along with other creative tributes for Queen Elizabeth II, including toys, balloons, or lit candles, aren’t being very well received by the body entrusted to manage the sites where the tributes are being laid. Royal Parks has now asked people seeking to honor the monarch of 70 years to only leave flowers with no plastic wrappers since, per Sky News, authorities are now struggling to deal with ways to dispose of non-compostable items.
To clarify, Royal Parks has gone online to ask the public “to remove all wrapping from floral tributes and place these in the bins provided. Removing the wrapping will aid the longevity of the flowers and will assist in subsequent composting which will start between one week and a fortnight after the date of the funeral,” per Royal Central. Royal Parks has asked mourners not to bring sandwiches and Paddington bear dolls. Perhaps they can honor her memory by enjoying the queen’s favorite cake at home.