From Glastonbury: ‘WE’RE RECYCLING LIKE MAD!’
Last year, half of all waste generated by the festival was recycled. With help, the festival is hoping that this could go up to 60 percent this year. All cans, glass, paper, electrical and electronic equipment, wood and organic waste are separated and recycled as locally as possible thanks to the fabulous Recycling Crew.
The Bhopal Medical Appeal team of 80 litterpickers is part of this huge crew, growing from just 20 in 2006. They and the other teams of volunteers contribute massively to the sustainability of the festival. There are 1300 recycling volunteers, 1200 work for a ticket and the rest volunteer for their nominated charity like the Bhopal Medical Appeal, Kiota and WaterAid. The money that they earn gets donated to the charity they are working for. Without them the festival wouldn’t be able to achieve the recycling rate that they do and we at the Bhopal Medical Appeal wouldn’t be able to fund the Sambhavna and Chingari Clinics to the extent that we are this year (yes, running costs have risen sharply in Bhopal).