The Concert Industry Is Slowly Moving Away From Plastic Bottles

Plastic and music industry seems unrelated but the enormous amount of plastic wastes in concerts are inevitable, especially due to the popularity of the simple single-use containers for beer, water and soda. But according to Dianna Cohen, an environmental activist/artist there’s hope. She is also a co-founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution.

Cohen’s project Plastic Free Touring sprouted out from her broader Plastic Free Living initiative. The project encourage touring performers to reduce their plastic footprint on the road and how to do so. The Coalition has worked with artists such as Jackson Browne, Ben Harper and Crosby, Stills and Nash as well as Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival to provide fans and artists with reusable, stainless-steel containers to use instead of disposable cups. She hopes to spread this project in all the major music festivals to promote reusable containers and to advocate to break the addiction of bottle water in recent years.

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It’s a “megadrought”. California and other western states are in the edge of facing a megadrought according to research between scientists at Cornell University, the University of Arizona, and the U.S. Geological Survey. These droughts can last up to 35 years can be worse than anything seen in the last 2,000 years.


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