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2nd July 2008

Glastonbury Stars use G & P’s unique BattBox


Stars performing at this year’s Glastonbury festival had every opportunity to dispose of their waste batteries for recycling responsibly in stylish BattBoxes, which were deployed in a number of areas including the dressing rooms at the festival. 

In keeping with their quest to hold the world’s leading greenest and cleanest festival, organisers turned to the Internet to find a route for responsible recycling of their waste batteries.  Their search identified G & P’s service and arrangements were quickly made for G & P to supply a range of Battery Banks, including 100 BattBoxes, which were situated in backstage areas including dressing rooms.  Two cylindrical Battery Banks were placed either side of the Pyramid Stage and a large Battery Bank was held behind the scenes for transferring batteries from the smaller containers prior to despatch back to Darlaston, where G & P sort and recycle them.

Glastonbury’s Recycling Crew Coordinator, Andy Willcott, said:  “The festival generates a lot of waste batteries, from microphones, headphones, radios and other equipment used during performances.  The Pyramid Stage Manager suggested finding a dedicated battery recycling route and we were pleased that G & P were able to offer this valuable service.”

Michael Green, Managing Director of G & P Batteries, added:  “It is surprising just how many waste batteries are generated at festivals. In the past 12 months we have been asked to supply Battery Banks at a number of events, including T in the Park, and the Reading and Leeds festivals.  This is the first time we have been asked to provide battery collection facilities backstage and we are very pleased to have supplied the BattBoxes and Battery Banks to Glastonbury.”