The weirdest issues discovered by Glastonbury Pageant litter pickers, together with a poo in a bra – Bristol Publish

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Yearly a military of litter pickers descend onto Worthy Farm to clear up after the Glastonbury pageant.

A staff of two,500 litter pickers have been working all through the pageant and within the days since to take away each hint of the 175,000 festival-goers.

Andy Wilcott, who’s accountable for recycling waste collected at Glastonbury, mentioned his staff typically make some baffling finds among the many standard tinnies and garments left behind, experiences Somerset Dwell.

When requested about his weirdest finds, he mentioned: “A poo in a bra, hanging in a tree.

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“We simply puzzled ‘how the hell has that occurred?’

“We discovered a cannon ball as soon as, and we have discovered mannequins.

Aerial view of the aftermath of the Glastonbury pageant 2019 (left) exhibiting how little garbage there may be compared to that in 2014 (proper)

“We discover quite a lot of misplaced wallets and jewelry and thousands and thousands of telephones.

“The misplaced property system is unbelievable. They fight for months to return objects. Telephones can usually be returned.”

Mr Wilcott mentioned empty NOS or nitrous oxide cans are recovered from the positioning however numbers are declining.

“There’s been a lower in NOS cans this 12 months. It’s a pattern downwards. We notices it at different festivals final 12 months when there wasn’t a Glastonbury and I might say it’s decrease right here than at different festivals.”

The state of the Glastonbury Pageant web site has been beneath intense scrutiny over the previous couple of days after organisers declared they wished to deal with plastic waste.

The sale of single use plastic bottles was banned on the 2019 pageant with folks urged to refill their very own containers at water factors.


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Organisers additionally urged folks tenting on the pageant to take away their tents afterwards – reversing a pattern for some folks to deal with them as disposable.

It’s understood that retailers have been requested to not market tents as disposable objects to stop big mountains of waste left on the tenting fields.

The pageant mentioned that 99.three per cent of all tents have been faraway from the pageant web site.

And one litter-picker hit again at criticism of the state of the Glastonbury web site after the occasion.

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Mr Wilcott additionally defined why bins on the pageant have been typically overflowing – resulting in ugly scenes with trash piled up round them and even simply dropped throughout the fields.

“There are 15,000 bins they usually must be emptied manually,” he mentioned. “If the have been any larger they would not be capable to raise them up.

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“Individuals nonetheless use them even when they’re overflowing. They are going to go away waste close by which nonetheless helps with amassing it.”

He additionally factors out that changing them might additionally pose a waste concern.

“The bins themselves are recycled – they’re produced from outdated oil drums. Changing them may be a difficulty,” he mentioned.

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