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Eco-Friendly Metal Water Bottles To Be Distributed At Glastonbury

Festival organisers are trying to cut down on plastic bottle use to help the event become more environmentally friendly

Source: Official Website

Source: Official Website

Organisers of Glastonbury, which takes place this week from June 25 to 29, have announced that they will be distributing stainless-steel reusable water bottles to road crew and band members at the event, The Guardian reports.

This is part of a scheme to help the festival become the most environmentally-friendly outdoor music event universally.

The bottles will also be available for festival attendees to buy at the event, who are also being encouraged to bring reusable bottles from home which can be filled up at 400 water taps that are scattered around the site.

“We have amazing water quality in the UK but everyone is obsessed with drinking bottled water,” Glastonbury’s green issues organiser Lucy Smith said.

The water from the taps at Glastonbury will be drawn from massive underground reservoirs. The charity Wateraid will also have water kiosks set up around the festival, where they will give out reusable cups and bottles and offer free refills. From 2015, these kiosks will also be used as DJ booths during the evenings.

Glastonbury’s organisers have taken inspiration from Burning Man festival in Nevada, America, a ‘leave no trace’ event where festival-goers cannot leave any rubbish and have to take home with them everything that they bring.

Headliners at Glastonbury 2014 include Arcade Fire, Metallica, Kasabian, Disclosure, Metronomy, James Blake and many more.

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