Nearly 60 UK Music Festivals Are Banning The Use Of Glitter & Other Plastic Products - EDM.com - The Latest Electronic Dance Music News, Reviews & Artists

Last year we wrote about how the new Policing & Crime Bill that was passed on April 3, 2017, in the UK banned the use of Pyrotechnics that included fireworks and flares. If you didn’t know about that you can head over here and catch up! This gave the festival goers a massive shock because the setup and tiny things like these play a huge role in giving the ravers the whole round experience of the festival!

Now seems like yet another major accessory is getting banned and that is the use of Glitter because of it being harmful to the environment and the wildlife. 

Glitter

This new environmental plan focuses on banning these plastic-based materials so as to clean up England’s water bodies because in the end, when you clean yourself up all this junk goes to the rivers and beyond from your tiny little drain! Since the nature of this substance that it doesn’t break down easily and we all know what plastic has done to the sea life, it has almost similar and shockingly threatening effects on nature on the land as well! We know some people might be freaking out because it might kill their vibe, but there is no need to be mad as there are so many biodegradable glitter options out there in the market which will give the same results & will be more merciful on our environment! 

Lunautics bio-degradable glitter! 

Lunautics bio-degradable glitter! 

Over 60 music festivals in the UK have now signed the #DrasticOnPlastic pledge, which means that the festivals that have signed this pledge will have to be free from single-use plastics which not only includes glitter but straws, plastic cups, food trays etc by 2021! It would be so nice to see if other festivals across the world associate themselves with this cause. These are the festivals that have agreed to ban the use of single-use plastic by 2021!

  • 2000trees
  • Ampthill Festival
  • ArcTanGent
  • Barn on the Farm
  • Beat-Herder Festival
  • Belladrum Tartan Heart
  • Bestival
  • Bloodstock Open Air
  • Bluedot Festival
  • Boardmasters
  • Boomtown Fair
  • Burning Lantern Festival
  • Camp Bestival
  • Chase Park Festival
  • Common People
  • Deer Shed Festival
  • Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru
  • El Dorado
  • Elderflower Fields
  • Electric Fields
  • End Of The Road Festival
  • Fairport’s Cropredy Convention
  • Festival No.6
  • Festival of Voice
  • Field Day
  • Fire in the Mountain – Tan yn y Mynydd
  • Garage Nation Outdoor Festival
  • Green Gathering
  • Greenbelt Festival
  • Handmade Festival
  • Hanwell Hootie Music Festival
  • Hebridean Celtic Festival
  • Just So Festival
  • Kendal Calling
  • Kew The Music
  • Larmer Tree Festival
  • London Remixed Festival
  • Long Division
  • Lost Village
  • Magical
  • Meltdown Festival
  • Mint Street Music Festival
  • Nozstock The Hidden Valley
  • Oxjam Music Festival
  • Oxted Beer and Music Festival
  • Pangaea Festival
  • Pete the Monkey Festival
  • Rewind Festival
  • Shambala Festival
  • Standon Calling
  • Starry Skies
  • Strawberries & Creem Festival
  • Sunflowerfest
  • SWN Festival
  • The Vicar’s Picnic
  • Tramlines
  • Truck Festival
  • Twisterella Festival
  • Underneath the Stars festival
  • Victorious Festival
  • Village Green
  • Y-Not Festival

H/T: The Sun

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