Prince Charles impressed viewers with his visionary stance on plastic pollution, as revealed in the BBC1 documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70 on Thursday night.
The lid-lifting film followed the Prince of Wales over the past year to mark his 70th birthday on 14th November, shedding a light on the future King’s views on global warming, youth opportunity, and trees, and featuring decades-old footage of a speech in which he warns of the dangers of the overuse of plastics.
Viewers took to Twitter to praise Prince Charles for talking about the subject “48 years before it became a hot topic”.
You can’t accuse Prince Charles of inconsistency. This was what he said about plastic pollution in 1970. Yes, 1970: “There are 55 million of us…using indestructible plastic containers, it is not difficult to imagine the mountains of refuse that we shall have to deal with.” pic.twitter.com/vcj5hcKlwx
"I simply can't understand why people don't listen to science. They accept it in every other aspect of their existence, but apparently not for climate change." AND highlighting plastic waste as problematic in the 70's… think I'm getting a man-crush on Prince Charles!!!!
Regardless of your feelings about the Royal Family, you can’t deny the fact that Prince Charles has been doing his damnedest to change the world for the better. If only more people had listened. #Charlesat70
Watching Prince Charles talking to turkeys is making me smile 🦃 Anyone who doubts he truly cares about the environment and his role should watch Prince Charles at 70. Genuinely doesn’t get enough respect #PrinceSonAndHeir
Asked by filmmaker John Bridcut if he will continue to speak out when he becomes King, he said: “I’m not that stupid, I do realise that it is a separate exercise being sovereign. So of course, you know I understand entirely how that should operate.”
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