The organizers of Glastonbury Festival have announced that no single-use plastic bottles will be for sale at the 2019 festival.
Plastic bottles will not be on sale at the event, and in addition, they will not be supplied in any of the festival’s production, catering, dressing room, or backstage locations. For festival-goers looking to purchase beverages, canned soft drinks and Life Water will be up for sale instead of bottled drinks.
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Festival attendees will not be prevented from bringing plastic bottles on site, but they will be encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle with them instead, which can be refilled at water stations on site. Additionally, free drinking water will be made available at each bar.
“It’s paramount for our planet that we all reduce our plastic consumption, and I’m thrilled that, together, we’ll be able to prevent over a million single-use plastic bottles from being used at this year’s Festival,” Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis explained in a statement. “I really hope that everyone – from ticket-holder to headliner – will leave Worthy Farm this year knowing that even small, everyday changes can make a real difference. It’s now or never.”