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Single-use plastic drinks bottles will be banned from sale at Glastonbury Festival for the first time this year.

The bottles will also not be supplied to musicians backstage, in dressing rooms or to production and catering staff, according to the music festival’s website.

In 2017, more than 175,000 festival-goers bought more than a million plastic bottles, many of which ended up being left on the ground at the end of the event.

The festival aims to prevent around a million plastic bottles being used at the farm
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The festival aims to prevent around a million plastic bottles being used at the farm

Festival organiser Emily Eavis said she is “thrilled that, together, we’ll be able to prevent over a million single-use plastic bottles from being used at this year’s festival”.

She added: “I really hope that everyone – from ticket-holder to headliner – will leave Worthy Farm this year knowing that even small, everyday changes can make a real difference.

“It’s now or never.”

Thousands of volunteers take part in huge clean up operations once the festival is over
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Thousands of volunteers take part in huge clean up operations once the festival is over

Organisers are encouraging festival-goers to use reusable bottles and refill them at taps around the Glastonbury site.

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Free drinking water will also be available from all bars and charity WaterAid will triple the number of its kiosks at the site.

Glastonbury 2019 will open on the 26 June and feature Stormzy as a headliner.
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Glastonbury 2019 will open on 26 June and feature Stormzy as a headliner

The festival in Somerset runs from 26 June to 30 June, with grime star Stormzy already confirmed as the first headliner on Glastonbury’s famous Pyramid Stage.

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