TRNSMT bosses tell gig goers to buy single use bottles - despite 'no plastic' claims

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TRNSMT bosses tell gig goers to buy single use bottles - despite 'no plastic' claims
TRNSMT bosses tell gig goers to buy single use bottles - despite 'no plastic' claims

FESTIVAL bosses are asking thousands of music fans to buy single use plastic bottles for TRNSMT - despite claiming the site is "plastic free".

Organisers said the move was due to safety reasons to keep glass, metal and hard plastic bottles away from Glasgow Green.

TRNSMT festival is back next weekend with a Green Essentials checklist to urge festival-goers to take care of the city park and wider environment.

A ban on plastic, the management claimed, has reduced the number of single use plastic cups by more than 50,000.

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Instead music fans are asked to buy soft plastic bottles - including single use bottled water - and reuse those instead.

But this still means tens of thousands of unnecessary plastic bottles being purchased and going to landfill.

TRNSMT was contacted for comment.

Revellers heading to the three-day event from Friday are also urged to use the right bins; eat vegetarian or vegan food at least once; and not buy new clothes for the festival.

A list of banned items for TRNSMT says water bottles will be confiscated at the entrance points and not returned.

There will be water fountains around the site to fill up bottles and all drinks purchased on the site will be decanted into paper cups.

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Bosses said this gives staff control over recycling of glass, aluminium and plastic.

Artists and crew are also being asked to bring refillable water bottles and refill from water coolers in artist and production areas.

Any plastic water bottles that have been requested for artists or crew are minimum 50% recycled plastic.

Organisers are also urging festival-goers to use active travel to get to Glasgow Green - walking or cycling - or using public transport.

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