environmental impact of music festivals

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Are you a festival goer?  I used to be a prolific festival goer in my teens and early twenties, but now mid-thirties, with two kids in tow, sadly not so much.  That being said, we did think that maybe this should be the year that we dust off our tent and go to a festival, kids and all.  Green Man Festival has a fantastic lineup, but sadly we pondered too long and it’s all sold out now!

Something I have never really thought about is the environmental impact of music festivals, but the people at W.F. Denny sent me this infographic, which was pretty thought provoking:

WF Denny - festivals and packaging waste

Here are some interesting reads on the subject if you want to find out more:

The Music Industry’s Battle Against Plastic Junk – Rolling Stone

A video showing the scale of the extent of the problem – NME

Tens of Thousands of Tents Are Discarded At Festivals – And I Know Why – The Guardian

The Love Your Tent campaign

What Happens To All The Tents Left Behind at Glastonbury? – Somerset Live

Definitely food for thought this festival season.

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