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10 events that need their own landfills

By: Bryan Nelson on Oct. 29, 2009, 5:13 p.m.
Glastonbury Festival

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Glastonbury Festival

The Glastonbury Festival in England is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world, and it has a trash pile to prove it. Every year the festival employs a team of 1,200 volunteers who work for four, six-hour shifts to earn a festival ticket. They sort up to 2,000 tons of rubbish generated by the festival's 137,000 participants. The clean-up and recycling effort lasts for more than a month after the event.