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Gumboots-800pxAbout 200 pairs of gumboots left behind after the Splendour in the Grass Festival were donated to Murwillumbah High School’s agricultural department to share with other schools in the local area. Tents, gumboots and camping chairs were just some of the recyclable goods left behind by punters at the site in Yelgun and collected by event organisers for recycling. Diana Hartung, the festival’s waste and recycling manager, said the camping chairs were donated to the Byron Bay Board Riders Club, which ‘will love to use them for their surf contests’, and tents to the Byron Bay Scouts. The photo shows Ms Hartung with Murwillumbah High School students Jake Sutton, left, and Dennis Williams.


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  1. Whilst I think this is a magnificent effort on behalf of the volunteers and festival organisers to ensure discarded wares get recycled and re-used, it’s an alarming indication of the attitude of the punters who purchase cheap, made-in-china products for a single use, only to leave them, covered in filth, behind for others to take the responsibility of.

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