It is nice to read that they attempt to recycle what's recyclable. I don't think most venues even bother. That is the only thing nice about it.
I went to a Dave Matthews Band concert after the burn last year. They have a modestly strong ecological message to some of their songs, but it didn't hit home. Of course, the amount of trash littering the lawn wasn't nearly as bad (or close to the scale of) Glastonbury, but I remember I found myself standing and staring at it for a minute or two. I was speechless. The trash cans were right there... The behavior just didn't compute.
I think that's when it finally, finally hit me that there really is nothing quite comparable to Burning Man.
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
That is a beautiful occupation.
- Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry