Glastonbury Is Getting A Stage Made Of Plastic Litter-Picked From UK Streets And Beaches

And you can help make it 🙌

If you’ve been lucky enough to bag tickets to Glastonbury this year look out for a new stage made entirely from recycled plastic picked from beaches, parks and streets in the UK.

Volunteers aim to collect 10 tonnes of plastic trash – the equivalent of about one million plastic bottles – from beaches, parks and streets across the South-West of England this weekend.

Once the right amount is collected Exeter City Council will recycle it into materials used to build The Gas Tower dance arena at Shangri-La – the popular after-hours party area of the festival site. The arena will be the backdrop to a line-up of electro DJs and artists including Subfocus and Bicep.

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The stage will be made from hard plastics including plastic bottles, food trays, yoghurt pots and plastic straws and is being built as a collaboration between Orca Sound Project, Shangri-La and Keep Britain Tidy.

The first in a series of #RoadtoGlasto2019 litter picks begins this Saturday in Bude near Cornwall – but anyone in the South West can get involved by ordering a fill bag direct from Keep Britain Tidy.

Glastonbury has already banned the sale of single-use plastic bottles on site at this year’s festival – which will be headlined by The Killers, The Cure and Stormzy.

“This ground-breaking project will see tonnes of plastic removed from our environment – where it has such devastating consequences on our wildlife and marine life – and put to good use,” Allison Ogden-Newton, Keep Britain Tidy CEO said of The Gas Tower project.

“By working together, we are showing the world that the plastic we no longer want or need can be recycled and turned into something that is both exciting and useful.”