Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis confirms ban on sale of single-use plastic for 2022 festival

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Glastonbury Festival’s organizer Emily Eavis has confirmed that the sale of single-use plastic will be banned at the upcoming event.

Speaking to followers ahead of the much-anticipated festival, Eavis urged revellers to bring reusable bottles with them and reminded them that there would be no single-use plastic bottles on site.

This year will mark the first time that Glastonbury Festival takes place since the first single-use plastic ban was introduced at the event in 2019.

Sharing her reminder on social media, Eavis also revealed that when the plastic ban was first introduced, Glastonbury was able to save 1.7 million bottles from being sent to landfills.

“With 28 days to go till gates open, I wanted to remind everyone that, as in 2019, single-use plastic drinks bottles will not be sold on site at Glastonbury 2022,” she explained.

Emily Eavis pictured with her father, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Emily Eavis pictured with her father, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Eavis went on to tell followers that there will be water will be available on-site, as she urged visitors to think consciously about their impact on the environment.

“Please don’t forget to bring a reusable water bottle to fill-up for free at one of the hundreds of water points and taps on our site.”

She went on: “Let’s keep the standard up, as we did so well in 2019, saving 1.7 millions bottles from landfill! Reuse. Reduce. Respect.”

The festival first introduced a single-use plastic ban in 2019 (PA Archive)
The festival first introduced a single-use plastic ban in 2019 (PA Archive)

The announcement has been met with praise among Eavis’ followers, along with excitement about the upcoming event.

The news comes as organizers continue to announce the line-up across the stages at Glastonbury 2022, due to take place between June 22 and 26. Headliners this year include Sir Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish.

Throughout the years, some of the UK’s biggest festivals have become synonymous with images of litter-strewn fields and abandoned tents after summer weekends of revelry.

In 2018, 60 independent British festivals pledged to end the sales of single-use plastic such as bottles and straws at their events by 2021.

Festivals throwing their support behind the movement included Bestival and End of the Road - both of which have kept up their pledges this year.

Glastonbury Festival’s organizers first introduced a ban on single-use plastic in 2019.

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