Are you ready to rock and recycle?

Published: 28/06/2008

HOME to more than 450 music festivals a year, ranging from the small (2,000 people) to the huge (40,000 attendees or more), Britain is one of the best places to see your favourite band in the great outdoors.

But with all those people attending all those festivals comes a whole lot of waste – discarded food and drink bottles, left-behind tents and camping equipment, and even, in some cases, children forgotten in the mass exodus to the car park.

There’s so much energy consumed at these events and so many items deserted, in fact, that a charity devoted to reducing the UK music industry’s carbon footprint, the oddly named Julie’s Bicycle, reckons that up to one million tonnes of CO are produced every year because of them.

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