Glastonbury Festival fined £31k for pollution

The organisers of Glastonbury Festival, believed to be the world’s biggest music festival, have been ordered to pay £31,000 in fines and costs for pollution offences. More than four kilometres of the Whitelake River was polluted after 20,000 gallons of untreated sewage escaped from a temporary storage tank on a farm at Pilton, near Shepton […]

Glasto gives cold shoulder to plastic bottles

Glastonbury is discouraging its hundreds of thousands of revellers from using plastic bottles to cut down on waste. The music and arts extravaganza at Worthy Farm in Somerset is following in the footsteps of the smaller Shambala festival which banned plastic bottles last year. Glasto organisers say festivalgoers can bring their own reusable, BPA-free water […]

Rock on! Shambala festival aims to send zero waste to landfill

Shambala wants to become the first major festival to send zero waste to landfill this summer. The 10,000 capacity folk festival at a secret location in Northamptonshire wants to work with audience and traders to nip waste in the bud. The ambitious target comes a year after it brought in a ‘Bring a Bottle’ scheme […]