Single-use plastic drinks bottles will be banned from sale at Glastonbury Festival for the first time this year.
The bottles will also not be supplied to musicians backstage, in dressing rooms or to production and catering staff, according to the music festival’s website.
In 2017, more than 175,000 festival-goers bought more than a million plastic bottles, many of which ended up being left on the ground at the end of the event.
Festival organiser Emily Eavis said she is “thrilled that, together, we’ll be able to prevent over a million single-use plastic bottles from being used at this year’s festival”.
She added: “I really hope that everyone – from ticket-holder to headliner – will leave Worthy Farm this year knowing that even small, everyday changes can make a real difference.
“It’s now or never.”
Organisers are encouraging festival-goers to use reusable bottles and refill them at taps around the Glastonbury site.
Free drinking water will also be available from all bars and charity WaterAid will triple the number of its kiosks at the site.
The festival in Somerset runs from 26 June to 30 June, with grime star Stormzy already confirmed as the first headliner on Glastonbury’s famous Pyramid Stage.