Plastic Ban A Sign Of Shifting Attitudes
Glastonbury festival announced on Monday an enormous project to ban plastic bottles on site at their next festival in 2019. This comes as no surprise to those familiar with the festival, which introduced environmentally friendly stainless steel bottles in 2014, followed in 2016 by stainless steel pint cups. This move comes amidst estimates by organisers that over 1 million plastic bottles are used annually over the 5-day event.
This is an important development in the fight to reduce global plastics consumption, but is enough being done worldwide? To find out more, The Daily was joined by Dr Scott Wilson, Senior Lecturer from the Department of Environmental Sciences at Macquarie University.