South West companies help keep Glastonbury Festival green and tidy.!

30th June 2011

 

Two recycling companies from the South West have been working to ensure that the arrival of more than 150,000 festival-goers at this month's Glastonbury Festival did not have a harmful impact on the countryside.

 

More than 15,000 colour-coded bins were provided on the site to help revelers separate and dispose of their recyclable items, including cardboard, paper, glass bottles, beer cans, and plastic bottles.

 

An army of more than 1,000 temporary litter collectors working for Festival Recycling has been hard at work collecting the many tons of recyclable items. These were then manually sorted at the festival's recycling barn before being transported off site to Perrys Recycling's depot near Yeovil to be baled and recycled.

 

The depot remained open especially during Glastonbury weekend to process the huge amount of recyclable material from the festival.

 

By working with West Country companies, the Glastonbury Festival organisers helped to reduce the festival's carbon footprint and environm

ental impact. They are also helping to support local jobs and businesses in the South West.

 

Glastonbury Festivall has a strong commitment to reducing the event's impact on the environment - all caterers must provide compostable or reusable cutlery and plates, and some of the energy is provided by solar panels. The organisers are hoping that 60% of waste can be recycled this year and used the slogan ‘Love the Farm, Leave No Trace' to encourage visitors to dispose of their litter in the correct bins.

 

 

 

 

Would you like to see the recycling process short movie   (please click)

 

 

Glastonbury festival  poet in residence short movie, Tony Walsh. (Warning: it might make you feel a bit weepy.)   (please click)