Jacky, I felt like it was all a bit of a joke. Stop climate chaos? We were there ten days and it was only at the end of the festival (Wednesday) we realised the full extent of the waste. It was like apocalypse, we picked our way through thousands and thousands of pounds worth of new tents, brand new camping equipment and clothes just bought for this one event and abandoned. I have never seen anything like that in my life.
It's shameful, isn't it? I saw so many people just kicking off their wellies and leaving them when getting into their cars. I know most festivals have recycling teams to gather up tents, camping equipment etc. I can't believe how many people treat these items as disposable! How much use will a charity find for a flimsy tent that cost a tenner in Tesco?
We have a similar problem with clothing donations in the shops, because fast fashion from Primark, George, New Look (and so on) is really poor quality.
Oh well, I'm off to Latitude this weekend, wonder if Mean Fiddler will have better organisation for mini-Glasto?