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Hippies, students, booze, music, sunshine or mud and recycling

Sitting in the sun (or mud!) listening to the sounds of artists and bands like Coldplay, Brian Wilson, New Order or even The Zutons with a cold beer might sound idyllic to some.

Some of the many recycling drums littered around the festival site


But once you have finished the beer, the only problem you may have will be what to do with the paper pint pot container.

Organisers of this year's Glastonbury Festival at the end of June are hoping that more people will recycle.

The Glastonbury Festival, festival official beer Budweiser and Network Recycle last year recycled 150 tonnes of waste at the three-day performing arts extravaganza. But this year they hope to double the 16% recycling rate achieved in 2004.

Budweiser UK marketing director Jim Gorczya said: "Given this year's increased recycling target, it's more important than ever that everyone who comes along to the festival does their bit to help safeguard the environment."

This year, the recycling efforts at Glastonbury will include 11,000 recycle drums placed around the site, people will be given recycling bags on arrival at the festival, 10p will be donated to charity WaterAid by Budweiser for every pint cup placed in a recycling bin and it will fund staff who will pick up and recycle litter.

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