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Hand Bags to 'Gladrags' for Glasto Clean-up

There are many images usually associated with the hosting of the famous rock and roll event of the Glastonbury Festival – mud being the prevailing one – but another will be over 100,000 refuse sacks that will be used throughout the event.

The world famous festival which ran from 24-28 June, saw the sacks used at all the waste locations across the 900-acre site. They have been provided by the same Polaris distributor for the last two years.  

The compostable sacks conform to the international environmental standard EN 14342 and are tested to compost naturally and in industrial composting facilities as well as anaerobic digestion facilities. 

Polaris Plastics has also provided compostable and other sacks for the London 2012 Olympics and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.  

The company argues that it has a ‘long-standing’ commitment to supplying standard and bespoke refuse sacks in the janitorial market and catering markets. Polaris is a founder member of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers’ Association’s (CHSA) Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme for plastic refuse sacks with its products independently tested to CHSA standards and regularly audited.   

Picture: The organisers at Glastonbury chose compostable refuse sacks

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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