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Disposable vapes feature on a list of things Glastonbury Festival organisers have asked people not to bring along with them

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The organisers of the Glastonbury Festival have requested that music fans don’t rock up to this year’s event with a bunch of disposable vapes in their rucksack. The products may offer convenience to a vaping camper but they’ve made the “What Not To Bring” list on the official website. Glastonbury 2023 takes place from Wednesday 21st June until the Sunday.

At Glastonbury Festival we are passionate about improving the world we live in. We want to make the Festival as sustainable as we can and aim to be frugal with resources, minimise our impact on our environment and commit towards improving the wellbeing and welfare of all who work at and come to enjoy the Festival,” the organisers say.

The Festival website details a list of its work:

  • Drinking water in our reservoirs is heavily monitored and quality-tested twice a day during the Festival and in its preceding weeks.
  • During the Festival and in the weeks that follow, Glastonbury Festival carries out continuous monitoring of the water in the rivers and watercourses that run through the site to ensure that the water quality remains high for the welfare of local wildlife.
  • The Festival has environmental management systems in place and a Wildlife Protection Plan to monitor the health of local ecology and control risk of damage to local ecosystems.
  • Teams of litter pickers work throughout the Festival and afterwards, hand-collecting litter.
  • Since 2000, Glastonbury Festival has planted over 10,000 native trees and hedge plants to support and enhance the local environment.
  • Glastonbury works hard to protect vulnerable habitats, ponds, streams, hedges and ditches, by creating nature reserves and non-public zones.

This means there are stiff requirements on any trader attending the event too. If it’s wooden it must be Forest Stewardship Council or appropriately certified, all coffee, tea and drinking chocolate must be Fair Trade, food packaging must be compostable, and single-use sachets are a complete no-no.

The “What Not To Bring” list states:

  • Do not bring disposable vapes. They pollute the environment and can be hazardous at waste centres.

Disposable ecigs join the banned list alongside gazebos, knives, anything made from glass, non-biodegradable body glitter, and disposable wipes. Glastonbury banned plastic bottle for the 2019 festival. Organisers point out, “You may be searched at the entrance for any items”.

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Dave is a freelance writer; with articles on music, motorbikes, football, pop-science, vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Sounds, Melody Maker, UBG, AWoL, Bike, When Saturday Comes, Vape News Magazine, and syndicated across the Johnston Press group. He was published in an anthology of “Greatest Football Writing”, but still believes this was a mistake. Dave contributes sketches to comedy shows and used to co-host a radio sketch show. He’s worked with numerous vape companies to develop content for their websites.

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