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Plastic sheets, carrier bags of trash, tissues, tins and plastic cups

Plastic sheets, carrier bags of trash, tissues, tins and plastic cups, just some of the rubbish left by Reading Pop Festival goers. 28th June 1971

Staff
Reading Post
Mirrorpix
Reading
England

Media ID 21913534

© Mirrorpix

Environment Environmental Issues Festival Rubbish Seventies 1971


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This print from Memory Lane Prints takes us back to the summer of 1971, capturing a disheartening aftermath of the Reading Pop Festival. The image showcases a distressing scene filled with plastic sheets, carrier bags overflowing with trash, discarded tissues, tins and plastic cups scattered across the festival grounds. It serves as a stark reminder of the environmental issues that plagued this era. As music enthusiasts flocked to enjoy their favorite bands and revel in the electrifying atmosphere, little thought was given to the consequences of their actions. This snapshot encapsulates an alarming disregard for our planet's wellbeing during a time when awareness about environmental conservation was still in its infancy. The photograph not only highlights the excessive waste left behind by festival-goers but also raises questions about our responsibility towards nature. It forces us to confront our own role in contributing to such ecological devastation. Decades later, this image remains relevant as we continue to grapple with similar challenges on a global scale. It serves as both a testament to how far we have come in terms of environmental consciousness and as a call-to-action for future generations. Through this powerful visual narrative captured by staff members at Reading Pop Festival, we are reminded that every individual has an important part to play in safeguarding our environment for future generations.

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