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12 June 2018, 10:00
Environmentalists were not happy with a certain popstar at a recent concert in Cornwall.
Take That star Gary Barlow apologised for firing confetti cannons during his gig, after campaigners complained about the misuse of single use plastics.
Cornwall Against Plastic tweeted him to say they were "appalled to see plastic confetti littering the Eden Project".
Gary has now cancelled all ticker tape at outdoor shows in future because "beyond the effect it just turns into litter".
The 'Let Me Go' singer was performing on June 6 as part of a UK tour. As is customary at many gigs, cannons were used to fire the ticker tape over the crowd during the show.
@GaryBarlow I was appalled to see plastic confetti littering the Eden project after your last gig there. What on earth was a plastic confetti canon doing there? In a place such as the Eden who are working so hard at getting rid of SU plastics— CornwallAgainstSUplastic (@CUplastic) June 9, 2018
Have you seen this @crowmogh? Wonder how long it will be before it’s made it’s way to the sea and we’re picking it up @GaryBarlow. Come on, it’s really not rocket science. #Plastic and #Cornwall are not happy bedfellows https://t.co/gXuXaMSKpU— Miss Price (@HeyMissPrice) June 11, 2018
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— Gary Barlow (@GaryBarlow) June 11, 2018
However, some fans were not happy to hear Gary's stance, saying they enjoyed collecting the ticker tape at shows as a memento.
Most of it prob got collected by your fans! There will be 'ell up' if you don't get asked back! Ticker tape is a lovely memory of the concert for fans! This is what I did with what we collected for Zach's memory frame! pic.twitter.com/1RNzJLcvkl— Samantha Simmons (@tattybear85) June 11, 2018
Gary Barlow recently re-recorded his 1996 number one single 'Forever Love' for a re-released version of his debut album Open Road.