Glastonbury Festival has announced plans to ban all use of single-plastic bottles at this year’s event.
The announcement, made via their official website, comes as Emily Eavis attempts to stem the amount of waste used at the event. It comes as the event claimed that in 2017, Glastonbury got through in excess of 1.3m plastic bottles.
“Obviously we are all fighting the fight against plastic, which is an enormous task but well overdue and we need to make steps in the right direction,” said Eavis. “A vast amount of plastic bottles were gotten through and when you see images of the arena completely covered in old plastic bottles it’s quite haunting.