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Roskilde Fest Helps Warm Copenhagen’s Homeless

COPENHAGEN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Organizers of the Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen found a positive solution to the rising amounts of camping equipment left behind by encouraging festival goers to recycle their sleeping bags and unwanted items by donating them to the homeless people though the organization Kofoeds Kælder.

In past years, the audience would leave so much trash behind, that the festival was unable to donate because it was considered “lost property.” This year, large recycling containers were situated around the festival area, making it easy for the audience to hand over items for the collection.

1,642 sleepings and 510 mattresses were collected, along with many shirts, carpets, pillows, camp chairs and boots, as audience members jumped at the chance to help the organization.

“We are incredibly happy that this many sleeping bags were collected, and we have already handed out 35,” said Kim Clemen from Kofoeds Kælder in a statement.

The festival’s environmental group is already looking forward to repeating the success at next year’s festival. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers