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IrelandOutrage over 'embarrassing' pictures of plastic waste left at Metallica gig

19:25  12 june  2019
19:25  12 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Outrage over 'embarrassing' pictures of plastic waste left at Metallica gig © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited A sea of plastic was left at the Metallica concert

Anger has spewed over the sea of plastic waste that was left after the Metallica concert in Slane Castle last weekend.

The plastic waste was left by the 75,000 fans who attended the gig which was held on World Oceans Day.

An environmental group My Waste Ireland has come forward to voice their anger over the waste that was left after pictures emerged of the cup covered ground.

They said on Twitter: “We were sent these images of the aftermath and are in shock.

"This needs to stop, a deposit refund scheme needs to be put in place at all large outdoor events. #MyWaste #MyImpact."

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My Waste Ireland took to Twitter to share photos they were sent of the aftermath and their concern coming up to festival season. Last year, bulldozers were used to clear up thousands of leftover tents and waste left at Electric Picnic in Stradbally. One shocking video, shot by Ed Rice, shows two

Outrage was sparked once the images were shared with many taking to social media to voice their rage.

Outrage over 'embarrassing' pictures of plastic waste left at Metallica gig © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Sea of plastic waste left at Metallica

Someone on Facebook said: “Just put rubbish in a bin or bring it home and bin it! No one is taught to throw it on the ground. I don’t understand.”

Another commented: “Shocking and embarrassing that this happened in our country. No gig is worth destroying the planet over.”

One Facebook user had a solution: “I've been to festivals where they have cup deposit schemes and they're so brilliant.

“You can choose to keep your cup as a souvenir, collect cups that others throw in the ground for free beer or just bring your cup back and get cheaper beer.”

June 8 was named World Oceans Day by the UN General Assembly in December 2008 and events are held to “honour the ocean.”

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Metallica played Slane Castle on Saturday after 10 years since their last Irish gig.

Lars Ulrich from the band said on Instagram: “Slane Castle has been rocked..and what an unbelievable vibe.

"As incredible as we were told to expect...the second we stepped on stage and took it all in, the Irish fans, the castle, the bowl like setting, we knew this was other worldly.”

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