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Homeless charity given leftover Glastonbury sleeping bags

Kath Friedrich with sleeping bags collected from Worthy Farm after this year's Glastonbury Festival

A homeless support charity - which is working to reduce its reliance on single-use plastics - is now washing sleeping bags left at this year's Glastonbury.

For the third year the charity PATH, or People Assisting Torbay's Homeless, were able to pick-up discarded items.

They got 80 sleeping bags in 2016, just under 200 in 2017 and this year volunteers found 180.

Last week Festival organiser Emily Eavis revealed 99 per cent of tents had been taken home.

PATH founder  Kath Friedrich says they noticed a difference when they went to the site this year -  with much less tents and litter being left.

Despite benefiting, she's praised the fact that fewer items were discarded by festival goers.

PATH is also now collecting reusable drinks containers to reduce its reliance on single-use plastics for its night time outreach work.

Click play to hear founder Kath Friedrich speaking to reporter Andrew Kay

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