A Record Number Of Tents Were Taken Home From Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury Festival is over and all we're left with is memories. Stormzy became the first black British solo artist to headline, Dave pulled a young LAD called 'Alex' out of the crowd and Lewis Capaldi trolled Noel Gallagher... in true Lewis Capaldi fashion.
Oh, and the icing on the proverbial cake is that over 99 percent of tents from the warm weekend were taken away from Worthy Farm, rather than left behind for the clean-up operation to deal with.
Just heard that 99.3% of all tents were taken home. That is absolutely incredible... HUGE thanks to the record numbers who loved the farm and left no trace! #Glastonbury2019 pic.twitter.com/5wzN9GPX0c
- Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) July 2, 2019
Emily Eavis, co-organiser and daughter of Glastonbury's founder Michael Eavis, took to Twitter to thank everyone for the 'record numbers'.
Alongside her tweet was an overhead snap of the farmland with just one tent left behind - shame on the person who that belongs to.
Emily had previously urged those attending to bring sturdy tents, which she thought would make people more inclined to leave with them as oppose to scrapping the canvases.
In response to her tweet, one person wrote: "We sat at the top of big ground waiting to get our pick of what was left. NOTHING." What a scav, eh?
Someone else commented: "Took all our stuff back to van, then went back in twice to collect what the lazy lot left behind. Now have a new tent, air bed, chairs and all our Xmas booze."
Another cheeky reply read: "Can everyone who took their tent home this year get a ticket for next year? Because we are all obviously such good campers etc." You should be so lucky...
Just shows how changing one thing like single use plastic bottles makes people think about their impact generally and changes mindsets. There was still a lot of litter this year but noticeably less than I've seen in previous years :clap:
- K (@Katiefollows_) July 2, 2019
Speaking to the Glastonbury Free Press, Emily commented on the plastic consumption: "We've made so many positive strides with our green campaigns this year. It's incredible to think that there will be one million fewer plastic bottles for the planet to deal with because we've stopped selling them.
"The most eye opening part of the weekend for me was not seeing any plastic bottles in the bins or on the ground.
"I think people are really starting to understand how important it is to treat the land with respect, and to stop living a disposable lifestyle."
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