Glastonbury tickets have already sold out. Reading, Leeds, and many other festival tickets will soon be doing the same.
This means millions of fans next year will be arriving at these festivals from all over the world, on carbon-belching flights, in ageing fume-belching camper vans, equipped with tents, waterproof clothing, stoves, and other camping gear all made from and using fossil fuels. Much of this undoubtedly will be abandoned after only a single weekend’s use. Stages and marquees will be built of plastic materials and massive amounts of oil-based disinfectants. Not to mention the sheer amount of energy and water that will be copiously used at each site.
Are we really really serious about reducing our carbon footprint when we allow gigantic carbon orgies like these to take place all over our country?
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