Take That singer Gary Barlow has been forced to change his stage production after being criticised for using plastic confetti.
The 47-year-old was performing at the Eden Project in Cornwall – one of the most Eco-friendly sites in Britain – when he blasted the crowd of 6,500 people with plastic confetti as part of his set.
Although fans of the star were probably delighted with their confetti shower as they sung-along to his greatest hits, environmental campaigners were less than pleased by the dumping of plastic.
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Which, ultimately forced Gary to take to his twitter to formally apologise for his plastic littering. Eek!
‘Apologies to @edenproject for firing our confetti cannons. I hope this doesn’t mean we won’t be asked back? We’ve cancelled all ticker tape at outdoor shows because the reality is, beyond the effect it just turns into litter,’ the Greatest Day singer wrote to his 4.48 million followers.
However, a spokesperson for Cornwall Against Plastic said they were ‘appalled’ at the fact Gary was using the plastic in the first place.
‘As a local and recurring visitor to the Eden Project, I was appalled to see plastic confetti littering the gardens after Gary Barlow’s gig. As a global voice, Gary Barlow has a responsibility. Through his art and high profile, he could make such a difference in encouraging his audiences to support the ban of Gary Barlow apologies after littering the Eden Project in plastic confetti single-use plastics,’ the spokesperson confessed.
Adding: ‘What on earth was he doing using plastic confetti canons at his gig? Especially in a county and beautiful place such as the Eden Project, who are working so hard at getting rid of single-use plastics, which as we know have devastating impacts on wildlife and environment.’
Oh dear, hopefully the singer has learned a lesson, but we wouldn’t be expecting an invite back anytime soon if we were you, Gary!
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