Scouts to help clean up Reading Festival

Organisers of the Reading and Leeds Festival, Festival Republic, have employed local scouts to help clean up this weekend's (28-30 August) Reading Festival.

Scouts to help clean up Reading Festival
Scouts to help clean up Reading Festival

Each year, an excessive amount of camping equipment and food waste is left behind after the events.

The Reading-based 79th Scouts and Bright Green - a community recycling project - will help clear the festival site, reclaiming any usable equipment and redistributing it to local community groups.

Meanwhile, in Leeds, not for profit organisation Everything's Possible and Re-Work Office Furniture will do the same. 

Festival goers at both events will also be encouraged to donate unwanted, non-perishable food at Recycle Exchanges and dedicated donation points around the sites to be redistributed locally.

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