Raw Foundation making waves at Glasto
At this year’s Glastonbury Festival, Raw Foundation has teamed up with Glastonbury and WaterAid to reduce the amount of single-use plastic used and brought onto the festival site.
We hope to raise awareness, inspire action and creative rebellion to reduce plastic consumption. So, if you are a festival-goer interested in a plastic free future (or indeed keen to reduce festival waste) join us and GET INVOLVED!
Raw Foundation and Glastonbury
As part of the campaign with Raw Foundation to encourage event and festival organisers to reduce plastics at their events, Glastonbury are stepping forward to reduce the amount of single-use plastic on site and encourage Festival-goers to bring their own reusable water bottles or buy a stainless steel bottle instead of buying bottled water.
They cause an enormous amount of needless waste, especially as the Festival provides free tap water across the site. You can fill your bottle for free at any of their 400 drinking water taps.
Every piece of plastic ever made still exists somewhere and the effects these types of plastics have on the environment are huge – with an estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic currently littering our earth and oceans.
We hope you’ll join with Michael, Emily and the team, to help make Glastonbury 2014 as plastic-free as possible – and save yourself a few quid on bottled water in the process!
Raw Foundation and WaterAid
As well as filling your water bottle from any of the Glasto drinking water taps, you will be able to pick up a reusable bottle and refill it for free at seven WaterAid kiosks across the site (similar to the kiosks WaterAid use around the world). At the kiosks, you can also learn more about the charity’s incredible work to give everyone, everywhere access to safe water and sanitation.
They will be reminding festival-goers how lucky we are to have taps and safe water sources in the UK – so rather than buying plastic bottles that will ruin the site, buy a reusable cup or bottle and drink their fresh tap water all festival!
For more information about the work of WaterAid, visit www.wateraid.org
Our Raw truth message
Raw Foundation will be raising awareness about the hidden consequences of plastic pollution and its impacts and focusing on simple solutions which we hope will change thinking and behaviour about plastic.
Our Plastic-Free Festival-Goers Guide will cover everything from the stark reality about plastics to festival-specific advice and tips. The guide aims to give individuals a single source reference to the things they also need to take into consideration to reduce their plastic footprint in a wider context, but without being prescriptive.
We’re hoping to encourage people to avoid single use plastics, carry a reusable bottle with them, and not rely on buying plastic water bottles each time they want to drink!
Where to find us at Glastonbury
Visit us at the WaterAid stand at the Pyramid Stage. Enjoy a free glass of water, get a free Raw wristband and sign our petition, calling on world leaders to put an end to single use toxic plastics.
Pick up a WaterAid festival water bottle. Cut down on the plastic with one of our brilliant reusable bottles.
Pick up a free Plastic-Free Festival-Goers Guide. Learn about the true extent of plastic pollution and its impacts and focus on the solutions.
Visit us and get a free refill at the WaterAid water kiosks. Ask a volunteer to fill up your water bottle for free at one of their seven sites across the festival.
Tweet your support. Just use #makingwaves to spread the word.
Have you got the bottle for Glasto?
For those of you who don’t yet have a reusable water bottle, our reusable 100% stainless steel 750 ml water bottles are priced at £10 and are a not-for-profit initiative.
Lucky ticket holders who ordered a bottle for collection at the festival can collect their bottle from the WaterAid tent in front of the Pyramid Stage, or you can purchase a bottle during the festival from one of the WaterAid kiosks across the site.