Glastonbury has announced it won’t be selling drinks served in single-use plastic bottles at this year’s festival in a bid to cut waste.
The festival has revealed that more than one million plastic bottles were sold at last year’s festival in 2017, so for this year’s edition, plastic bottles will not be available to purchase, as well as not being supplied in any backstage or production areas.
The festival’s Emily Eavis explained: “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. 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.”
Although bottles will not be available for purchase on site, festival goers will still be able to bring in their own bottles and refill it at the festivals hundreds of free water taps around site and they’ll be adding in more taps to ease the demand.
Read the festival’s full statement below.