One of Music's Biggest Festivals Is Banning Plastic Bottles

As Glastonbury takes f 2018 as a “fallow year,” the legendary music festival is making at least one huge change that will benefit the environment and overall experience.

Glastonbury hasn’t exactly been the most tidy events. In recent years, literally thousands tonnes recycling and items left behind, and most staggering all – 500,000 plastic bags garbage in . The same year Glastonbury implemented its “Love the farm … leave no trace” initiative is said to have been the worst year for cleanup.

Now, the music festival has plans to take a different kind action, by enforcing a site-wide ban on plastic bottles for its return in 2019. This will encourage festival goers to bring their own canteens and containers for water kiosks, which will most definitely cut down on excess recyclables.

“It’s an enormous project; it’s taking a lot time to tackle with all the different people we work with,” Organizer Emily Eavis explained to . “But that’s the big project at the moment for ’18, to get rid plastic bottles across the whole site.”

Glastonbury celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020.


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