Glastonbury Festival to stop selling single-use plastic bottles

Glastonbury is putting an end to single-use plastic bottles being sold at the music festival for the first time.

The festival, which was first inaugurated in 1970, is taking place this summer from Wednesday 26 June until Sunday 30 June.

This year, the organisers have decided to take a stand against the detrimental impact of plastic pollution.

"With more than one million plastic bottles sold at Glastonbury in 2017, we feel that stopping their sale is the only way forward," a statement on the musical festival's website reads.

According to the announcement, plastic bottles will also not be supplied backstage, in dressing rooms or to people working in production or catering.