David Attenborough took to the stage this weekend to thank the Glastonbury festival for going plastic-free at the environment and climate change-themed event:
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 30, 2019
'Now this great festival has gone plastic free.' David Attenborough speaks to a huge crowd at the Pyramid Stage. RS pic.twitter.com/XCWUCVX80v
— Glastonbury Live (@GlastoLive) June 30, 2019
Even though the ban on plastic was hailed, it looks like some “environmentalists” in attendance still had access to it, and then some:
— New York Post (@nypost) July 1, 2019
— The Sun (@TheSun) July 1, 2019
Color us shocked!
"A theme of climate change and the environment," so of course they trashed the place.
— JWF (@JammieWF) July 1, 2019
NO WORDS NEEDED !Glastonbury fans leave thousands of plastic bottles and rubbish despite eco-warrior plastic ban https://t.co/pFqyfjzcaH
— Jon Gaunt (@jongaunt) July 1, 2019
And these are your climate/enviromental protesting type 😂 https://t.co/bbwlrcnhnM
— Lightin Yeshua (@LightinYeshua) July 1, 2019
More from the New York Post:
Attendees of Britain’s five-day Glastonbury Festival – which ran on a theme of climate change and the environment – left behind thousands of plastic bottles and trash, photos of the aftermath show.
Environmentalists like Sir David Attenborough praised organizers of the music fest in Somerset for going “plastic free” by banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles this year.
But post-festival photos told a different story — showing mass amounts of plastic bottles and garbage strewn all over the 900-acre grounds.
It brought back memories of the eco-Barackalypse after Obama’s first inauguration.
Wasn’t there a ban on those? Ecowarriors talk a good game, but do not keep their promises. Ever.
— Gladstone (@NeoVictorians) July 1, 2019
This infuriates me. Why are folk too effin lazy to take their own plastic rubbish and tents away with them. 😡 https://t.co/kV36YFtrpu
— Mrs Bloggs (@Scotchpieface) July 1, 2019
Environmentalist ???? They always leave a big mess! https://t.co/cUaSY4upJQ
— GaMé of QArmy Trump 2020 (@happypainter57) July 1, 2019
“Lead by example” doesn’t seem to be a high priority among many climate change activists.