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You Won't See Single-Use Drink Bottles at This Major Music Festival Anymore


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This year, the annual Glastonbury Music Festival is hoping to leave a much smaller environmental impact than usual. In a blog post on the festival's website, the organizers announced that the 2019 festival will not be selling single-use plastic drink bottles to festival goers, nor will they provide them to performers and staff. Instead, people can fill up reusable water bottles or purchase canned beverages.

The Glastonbury Music Festival has taken place annually in June at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England since 1970, with the exception of a few "fallow years," which are off-years to allow the land to recover. 2018 was a fallow year — and the land was certainly in need of a break. In fact, the festival has actually made headlines for the litter that concertgoers leave behind.