Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning and dozens of prominent Australian artists have united this month in order to promote environmental sustainability throughout the live music industry as part of Green Music Australia’s #BYOBottle campaign.
The initiative aims for musicians to ditch disposable plastic water bottles for Plastic Free July, instead requesting for venues and festivals to provide jugs or water stations on their touring riders in an effort to dismiss the unnecessary environmental cost of plastic bottles.
Green Music Australia’s Executive Director, Tim Hollo, said “It’s fantastic to see so many people getting behind this vision of a clean, green music scene. Throw-away bottles kill wildlife, contribute to global warming and leach toxins into our air and water. Let’s junk them, and junk the throw-away culture with them.”
Green Music Australia plans to announce 31 new #BYOBottle ambassadors daily as a part of Plastic Free July, with artists such as Ben Lee, Killing Heidi, Saskwatch, Kate Miller-Heidke, Ball Park Music and Missy Higgins jumping onboard in an effort to change the throw-away culture of plastic water bottles, acting as a positive environmental influence in the Australian music industry.
If you’re interested in joining the #BYOBottle initiative, go to Green Music for more information on how to sign up and start making a difference today.