The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Thursday, 28 May

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

Share



Related Articles

Upcycling All The Way To Manchester

RPC bpi refuse is exhibiting at The Manchester Cleaning Show 2018. The business upcycles plastic material and turns it into rubbish sacks. The show runs between April...

 Read Full Article
Cummins - Very Pleased to See You

Savortex, for its IoT and advertising hand dryers and Augean Integrated Services for its food waste service, have both been given Successful Innovator status by...

 Read Full Article
Top Cats Discuss Bin Sleeping Issues

UK waste management companies have announced a joint initiative to tackle the potentially deadly issue of people using refuse containers for shelter this winter. More...

 Read Full Article
Keeping in the Loop

BPI Recycled Products is working with Oadby and Wigston Borough Council on a closed loop recycling scheme. The operation is turning the Leicestershire council’s...

 Read Full Article
Environment Agency Relaxes Waste Permit Rules

The Environment Agency (EA) is allowing waste operators to temporarily hold more waste than their permit usually allows. The EA has released a Regulatory Position...

 Read Full Article
Lives Of Cleaners Potentially At Risk Due To Lack Of COVID-19 Testing

The British Cleaning Council is calling for cleaners to be eligible for Coronavirus testing, just like other key workers. The lives of cleaners working on the...

 Read Full Article
Sitemark Launches Workplace Hygiene Programme

Sitemark, the independent benchmarking service for the facilities management industry, has today launched a workplace hygiene programme in response to the Coronavirus...

 Read Full Article
The Future Of The Cleaning Industry Post-Coronavirus

Cleanology Chief Executive Dominic Ponniah looks at an extraordinary month as the effects of the COVID-19 crisis took hold – and looks ahead to when it will...

 Read Full Article
Commercial Cleaners To “Force” Key Worker Recognition

A London-based contract cleaning service is calling for their peers to "force" formal recognition of their staff as key workers. Alexandra Diaz, Managing...

 Read Full Article
New York Cleaning Staff Urged To Use Paid Leave If Exposed To Coronavirus

According to an internal document leaked to The Guardian newspaper, cleaning staff at WeWork offices in New York are being asked to use annual or sick leave if they are...

 Read Full Article