99.3% of tents were taken home from Glastonbury this year

by Sam Warrenger
Glastonbury 2019 Other Stage field clean

Organiser Emily Eavis has confirmed 99.3 per cent of tents were taken home from Glastonbury, with less than 1 in 100 being left behind.

All those in attendance were required to sign a six-point ‘Love the farm, leave no trace’ pledge when buying tickets, which included taking all belongings home and avoiding single-use packaging.

During the festival, Emily told the Glastonbury Free Press: “I really hope they will [leave no trace]. We’ve made so many positive strides with our green campaigns this year.”

David Attenborough appeared on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday afternoon, where he praised the festival for banning plastic bottles.

Makeshift signs around the site encouraged fans to pack away anything they couldn’t take home and bring them to drop-off points where they would be collected for charity.

Glastonbury 2019 Donate Tents Airbeds to Charity

Despite the ban on plastic bottles, founder Michael Eavis was seen drinking from a Lucozade bottle during a speech in the Acoustic tent.

An Extinction Rebellion procession marched through the festival on Thursday, culminating in a giant human hourglass sign at the Stone Circle field.

Glastonbury Extinction Rebellion Banner

The average tent left behind at a festival contains nearly 9,000 straws worth of single-use plastic, as revealed when over 60 festivals, including Boomtown, launched the #TakeYourTentHome campaign earlier this year.

Beans on Toast recorded a special song for the campaign, which he performed during his Greenpeace Stage set at Glastonbury as the Extinction Procession was getting underway at The Park.

Glastonbury 2019 Greenpeace Stage Beans on Toast

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