Glastonbury been and gone, but the clean up goes on!

Well it has long since finished and it won’t be long before we hear about Glastonbury 2016, however a major clean-up operation is underway. A litter picking crew made up of 800 volunteers began the back-breaking task of picking up the detritus left by thousands of revellers over the long weekend, here are the numbers:

Including an estimated 1,650 tonnes of waste
5,000 abandoned tents.
An estimated 11 tonnes of clothes and camping gear, abandoned, including 6,500 sleeping bags
5,500 tents
3,500 air beds
2,200 chairs
950 rolled mats
400 gazebos.

It is thought that the festival organisers will spend around £780,000 collecting the rubbish from across the site, while volunteers will sift through around nine tonnes of glass, 54 tonnes of cans and plastic bottles, 41 tonnes of cardboard and 66 tonnes of scrap metal. Nearly 200 tonnes of composted organic waste was removed from the site throughout the five day festival. The fields of Worthy Farm will then be returned to grazing dairy cows. It is thought the clear up could last around six weeks, before the land can be restored to a working dairy farm. The cost of restoring Worthy Farm over a six-week period would be around £3m

So until next time 🙂

glasto clean up

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