Glastonbury Arena to be constructed entirely out of recycled plastic

They'll be collecting plastic from beaches, parks, and streets from May 11 to 23

A dance arena at Glastonbury music festival’s Shangri-La location is set to be built entirely out of recycled plastic.

After the festival already banned the sale of plastic bottles at this year’s event, which begins on June 26th, the organizers have announced another new green initiative. The Gas Tower, which is a 360-degree arena that will host sets by artist and DJs, is set to be created from used plastic found on streets, beaches, and parks.
 


According to BBC News, the organizers will need a whopping 10 tonnes of plastic to create the space, and the first beach clean to contribute to the project will begin on Saturday, May 11th. Exeter City Council is set to then process the collected trash before it gets recycled into materials made for stage use.

The project, which is being run by the Orca Sound Project and Keep Britain Tidy in collaboration with Shangri-La Glastonbury, will be collecting plastic between May 11th and May 23rd in southwest England.