Glastonbury is banning plastic bottles when it comes back in 2019. The festival is taking a year off in 2018, though there will be a mini-festival held in August.
Emily Eavis, one of the festival’s organizers, told the BBC6, that the initiative was an “enormous project” that they will be working on until next year.
“It’s taking a lot of time to tackle it with all the different people we work with,” she said. “That’s the big project at the moment, to get rid of plastic bottles across the whole site."
Glastonbury has been known to have a trash problem at the end of each festival with the grounds littered with trash, left behind camping gear and plastic bottles. In 2016, despite recycling initiatives by the festival and other NGOs, the cleanup effort still took two weeks.
We will see if they can successfully ban plastic bottles and how much it helps given how much else there is in plastic.