Environment minister inspects Oxegen’s green efforts

Government's Eamon Ryan visits site to check out eco measures

Oxegen Festival organisers have praised festival-goers for their efforts to make the event more environmentally-friendly this year.

With 69,183 fans arriving on the site yesterday (July 11), 63 per cent used public transport to get to the festival.

Eamon Ryan TD, Irish Minister For Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, also visited the site yesterday to see the eco-friendly efforts and encourage the festival goers to do their part.

Among the green measures being used on site are the Eco-Cup, which organisers hope will reduce waste.

Festival-goers pay a three Euro deposit for the reusable cup, which is returned once they’ve finished in an effort to reduce litter.

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