Glastonbury Festival trying to ban plastic bottles come 2019

Glastonbury Festival trying to ban plastic bottles come 2019

Glastonbury Festival is trying to implement a site-wide plan on plastic bottles come 2019.

Festival co-organizer Emily Eavis initially shared the information of the initiative with BBC Radio 6, describing it as “the massive venture,” along side the competition’s return in 2019. The competition isn’t set for 2018, as it’s a “fallow” 12 months, permitting for its grounds to settle.

Though the plan’s nonetheless in its early phases, its introduction wouldn’t be the primary time Glastonbury’s built-in cleaner initiatives. The competition launched free water refill stations in 2014, and its “Love the farm, depart no hint” coverage, launched in 2016, urged attendees to share transportation to the competition, restrict litter, recycle, refill water bottles, and to not abandon their tents or urinate on the land.

While it stays unsure whether or not Glastonbury’s progressive implementation will come to fruition in 2019, it can probably have massive implications on the US competition sphere down the road. Companies like Goldenvoice, who places on festivals like Coachella,  FYF, Panorama, and extra, in addition to different US establishments, could see that they too must comply with go well with.

Presently, Coachella asks that the plastic bottles that are available are empty and never above 40oz. The competition banned selfie sticks in 2015.