Plastic collected from beaches, parks and streets will be used to build the Shangri-La’s 360-degree Audio Visual Arena, The Gas Tower, for Glastonbury Festival next month.
Due to a collaboration between Orca Sound Project, Shangri-La and Keep Britain Tidy, volunteer “litter heroes” in the South-West will, tomorrow, begin the process of collecting 10 tonnes of plastic – the equivalent of about one million plastic bottles.
The Recycling Event is taking place on 2 July at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and has been designed with nine trade associations. Find out why this is a must-attend event: https://www.therecyclingevent.com/
The plastic collected will then be processed by Exeter City Council before being recycled into materials to build the dance arena at Shangri-La Glastonbury Festival.
Tomorrow’s clean up is the first of a series on the #RoadToGlasto2019 and will see volunteers doing an extreme clean on the remote Stanbury Mouth beach near Bude in Cornwall. Support will be given from Lister Charitable Trust, Keep Britain Tidy’s Beach care project, and South West Water.
This will be followed by clean-ups across the South West, from Somerset to Cornwall and London. Anyone in the South West can join in with the #RoadToGlasto2019 by collecting plastic in one of Keep Britain Tidy’s Ocean Recovery Project Dumpy Bags.
Keep Britain Tidy chief executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “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. 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.”