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Glastonbury Reveals Tent Made Entirely Out of Recycled Plastic Waste

Three cheers for sustainable fun.

Glastonbury has committed to making the festival more environmentally friendly.

Back in February, the world's largest greenfield festival pledged to stop selling single-use plastic water bottles on site.

In consultation with Greenpeace, they also announced that non-reusable water bottles would not be made available at any outlet on their premises, backstage and crew areas included.

They also tripled the number of water refill stations on site and encouraged festival-goers to bring their own reusable containers.

"Greenpeace advises that by far the best way to avoid plastic pollution is to reduce plastic usage. With more than one million plastic bottles sold at Glastonbury 2017, we feel that stopping their sale is the only way forward," they said.

Following on from this, the crew behind the Somerset festival announced that more efforts are being made to be sustainable. 

According to the BBC, organisers have just revealed that an entire dance arena in the festival's Shangri-La area will be made from plastic waste collected on beaches, streets and parks in the nearby areas of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

It's estimated that ten tonnes of plastic waste will be used to make a 360° arena known as the 'Gas Tower', which will see both DJs and artists alike perform, including Sub Focus and Bicep.

The project is run by Keep Britain Tidy and the Orca Sound Project, in collab with Shangri-La Glastonbury.

Beginning this month, rubbish will be collected and processed by Exeter City Council and recycled into materials that can be used to construct the stage.

The creative director of Shangri-La, Kaye Dunnings, has called it an "important, pioneering project" and "a total game-changer."

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