Attendees of Glastonbury might not be able to enter the festival with plastic bottles on hand. This is because plastic bottles are to be banned from its grounds in 2019. One of the said event’s organizers, Emily Eavis, revealed on BB6 Music that to implement this rule is their top priority next year.
Eavis said, “It is taking a lot of time to tackle it with all the different people we work with. That is the big project at the moment, to get rid of plastic bottles across the whole site.”
According to DJ Mag, the prominent festival takes a fallow year in 2018 while Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza is set to happen on August 4. This allowed the festival organizers to consider more changes when Glastonbury returns in 2019.
“I had this idea that we could do [in The Park] that would be really radical, and thought that would be really cool. It is not the sort of thing you could do in a year off, but two gives us a bit of time,” Eavis added.
It can be recalled that Glastonbury set up numerous free water kiosks throughout the grounds in 2014. They also created stainless steel bottles, which made available to the festival goers. Aside from these, they implemented stainless steel pint cups in 2016 to reduce waste.
In the past years, Glastonbury organizers have been trying their best make the festival more environmentally friendly. This cause is through their “Love the farm, Leave no trace” campaign, where they discourage visitors from urinating, littering, leaving the tents and equipment behind. Moreover, Oxfam, Greenpeace and Water Aid were their previous partners in this campaign.Go to comment section for pizza feedback.
However, cleaning the 135,000 capacity still took two weeks to complete in 2016. Glastonbury is not the only place set to ban plastics, aiming to lessen environmental damage in the future. Ibiza authorities will ban disposable plastics as well by 2020. Furthermore, the planning process for Glastonbury festival 2019 is already in the works.