Glastonbury festival: ‘huge improvement’ in clean-up operation

Good weather speeds clean-up of festival site, with more than 99% of tents taken home The annual clean-up of the Glastonbury festival site is 90% completed with only 500 of the 55,000 tents brought on site by attendees being left behind, according to the organiser, Emily Eavis, who has called 2019 a massive improvement on previous years. The entire clean-up is expected to take four weeks this year, with 30C during the festival, making it more straightforward than in 2017, when it took teams six weeks to complete. On Tuesday, Eavis posted on Instagram that a squalid mess that makes a mockery of [the festivals] eco-posturing, claiming there was a sea of bottles, plastic bags, cans, tissues, wet wipes and …