Glastonbury: Disposable vapes added to ‘what not to bring’ liston June 8, 2023 at 4:57 pm

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The festival extends its “reduce, reuse, recycle” slogan to “environmentally hazardous” e-cigarettes..

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Glastonbury festival has asked fans not to bring disposable vapes.

Its organisers have added the items to its official “do not bring” list – which also includes gazebos and knives.

The updated message says disposable vapes – which contain lithium batteries – “pollute the environment and can be hazardous at waste centres”.

There’s no suggestion the devices will be confiscated – but BBC Newsbeat has approached the festival for more information.

Glastonbury has also urged festivalgoers to “reduce, reuse and recycle” and avoid other single-use items like body glitter and body wipes.

It’s banned the sale of plastic bottles on-site since 2019 – fans are encouraged to bring reusable bottles instead.

A young woman vapes at Reading festival. She's holding a lilac disposable vape, exhaling vapour. She's wearing a black bikini top and smiling

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Arctic Monkeys and Guns N’ Roses will top the bill at this year’s Glastonbury, which takes place from 21 June to 26 June.

Other acts on the line-up include Lizzo, Lana Del Rey, Lewis Capaldi, Lil Nas X and Flo.

When the line-up was announced, there was criticism on social media that all the main stage headliners were male – though there is almost a 50:50 split between male and female acts elsewhere.

“We try our best and we obviously aim for 50:50,” Emily Eavis previously told the BBC. “Some years, it’s more, some years, it’s less.

“This year, we did have a female headliner, and she unfortunately had to pull out… It changes all the time.

“But next year it’s looking like we’ve got two female headliners, so fingers crossed.”

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