As part of their Plastic Free July campaign, Splendour In The Grass have announced plans to phase out the use of plastic straws and single-use plastic bottles.
Over the course of a three-year plan, the festival have vowed to completely do away with single-use bottles and plastic straws – beginning at this year’s festival.
As part of their Plastic Free July campaign, Splendour In The Grass have banned plastic straws from this year’s festival.
All bars and stalls at next week’s festival will be banned from using plastic straws… meaning the new initiative is well under way.
On top of this, Splendour have lifted their ban on stainless steel water bottles for the upcoming festival; encouraging punters to bring along their own reusable bottle.
The new campaign is run by Green Music Australia, who aim to remove single-use plastic from all festivals.
“Green initiatives have long been a part of Splendour in the Grass so we’re thrilled to work with Green Music Australia on this ongoing plan to remove single use plastics from our event,” Splendour In The Grass General Manager Elise Huntley says.
GMA will also be hosting beach cleanups across the weekend, with support from a heap of Splendour artists.
“If we’re going to get polluting plastics out of the music scene – and we all know we have to – big youth festivals have to step up and take leadership,” GMA Executive Director Tim Hollo says.
“It’s fantastic to see Splendour taking these important steps down that road, and we look forward to continuing to work with them as we make a plastic free music scene a reality.”
Via Music Feeds.