Glastonbury festival to ban plastic bottles in 2019
Glastonbury festival aims to become a fully plastic bottle-free zone in 2019. More than a million plastic bottles are used every year during the five day festival, and in 2017, the event organizers had to spend £780,000 ($1,1M) to dispose of the waste left behind by the audiences and about 1,300 recycling volunteers were drafted. Every year, more than half of the waste is recycled, which in 2014 added up to 85 million tons of cans and plastic.
The festival has previously made efforts to be more sustainable by adding 400 water taps and encouraging festival-goers to bring their own bottles. They also have offered reusable or compostable plates and cutlery. More at One Green Planet.