Half a million bags of rubbish left at Glastonbury site
June 28, 2016 9:53 AM
More than 1,800 litter pickers have been clearing away an estimated 500,000 bags of rubbish and 57 tonnes of reusable items after this year's Glastonbury festival.
— Rob Yorke (@blackgull) 27 June 2016
This year's festival, which took place on 22-26 June, has been described as the muddiest ever by founder Michael Eavis.
Every single bit of woodchip in the south of England, all of it is here over 1,000 acres. I've never seen mud like it in the whole life, he said. In all 46 years, it hasn't been as bad as this.
The mud caused difficulties for revellers attempting to leave the site, many of whom needed the assistance of towing vehicles.
Some cars and campervans are needing to be towed. We have a large team of towing vehicles on this. Please be patient as they get to you.
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) 27 June 2016
Charity Aid Box Convoy requested that festivalgoers donate their tents rather than abandoning them at the site. The donated tents are given to refugees in northern France.
— AidBoxConvoy (@AidBoxConvoy) 27 June 2016