Glastonbury 2019 Bans Sale of Single-Use Plastic Bottles

By Gary Cutlack on at

The organisers of the Glastonbury festival have taken steps to make this year's horrific aftermath photos a little less grim, as it's managed to get all of its numerous suppliers and caterers to agree to end sales of water in single-use plastic bottles.

This will have an instant and massive impact on the amount of discarded plastic in the greater Somerset area, as the festival estimates that visitors get through 1.3 million plastic bottles during each festival; most of which are then casually thrown on the ground by eco-warriors who conveniently forget about eco-warrioring when they're tired, haven't done a poo for three days, and it's time to pack up and go home.

Organiser Emily Eavis said: "We have been working on this during the year off. We spent a lot of time in 2018 working on the logistic side of all this, speaking to suppliers and market managers, area organisers. We are tackling drinking bottles at the moment, water bottles... and we are encouraging people to bring their own reusable bottle but there will also be reusable bottles available on site."

There will be taps put about the place offering free water. This might happen already.  [BBC]

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