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The festival's over... someone fetch a dustpan and brush: Sea of rubbish left behind by 90,000

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  1. DanaReevesLungs

    DanaReevesLungs I can keep rhythm with no metronome...
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    Looks like poor planning by the event coordinators, but I don't see one garbage can on the grounds.
     
  2. the Streif

    the Streif ¡¡¡¡sıʞunɹɹɹɹɹɹɹℲ
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    Reading is the garbage can.
     
  3. THRILLHO

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    Anybody want a free tent?
     
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  4. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    don't the people who attend these things annoyingly care about the environment?
     
  5. Mags

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    Reading is for hippies.
     
  6. stevethrower

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    Prob a couple of garbage lorries... perhaps more then...

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    READING FESTIVAL BY NUMBERS
    90,000 people per day attending
    £250 - price of an all-weekend ticket
    £14.99 - current price of cheapest pop-up ‘festival tent’ at Argos
    200 ‘green messengers’ promoting recycling
    4,000 recycling bags distributed
    20p returnable deposit on plastic bottles
    6 tons of cardboard cups and containers for recycling
    150 tons of rubbish estimated to have been left behind
    101 reported crimes and 51 arrests
    1 million pints of lager consumed
    500 to 1,000 items handed to lost & found each year
    650 (female only) portable toilets; 100 male. (cuz Patriarchy?)
     
  7. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    It always amazes me at the shit people leave behind. Those tents arnt cheep, not to mention all the other shit
     
  8. mikeybot

    mikeybot SPANAKOPITA!!!

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    Friend of mine worked a big festival in Ireland a few years ago. He said that people would even just leave their stuff in their tents and the had basically a dump truck with a claw on it to just pick up the tents and drop them in the back.
     
  9. OilyJillFart

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    cuz, river.
     
  10. LineBackerU

    LineBackerU aMURICA, Fuck Yeah!
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    They do, it's just that they also happen to be "more equal."
     
  11. Neon

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    A lot of big festivals plan for this shit to happen in advance. It's probably easier to do this than to have tons of garbage cans on the grounds and have daily or twice daily garbage pickup.
     

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