Glastonbury Festival seeking to ban plastic bottles come 2019

Glastonbury Festival is seeking to implement a site-wide plan on plastic bottles come 2019.

Festival co-organizer Emily Eavis initially shared the information of the initiative with BBC Radio 6, describing it as “the massive undertaking,” along with the pageant’s return in 2019. The pageant isn’t set for 2018, as it’s a “fallow” 12 months, permitting for its grounds to settle.

Though the plan’s nonetheless in its early levels, its introduction wouldn’t be the primary time Glastonbury’s built-in cleaner initiatives. The pageant launched free water refill stations in 2014, and its “Love the farm, go away no hint” coverage, launched in 2016, urged attendees to share transportation to the pageant, restrict litter, recycle, refill water bottles, and to not abandon their tents or urinate on the land.

While it stays unsure whether or not Glastonbury’s progressive implementation will come to fruition in 2019, it’s going to probably have giant implications on the US pageant sphere down the road. Companies like Goldenvoice, who places on festivals like Coachella,  FYF, Panorama, and extra, in addition to different US establishments, could see that they too must comply with swimsuit.

Presently, Coachella asks that the plastic bottles that are available are empty and never above 40oz. The pageant banned selfie sticks in 2015.