START A REFILL REVOLUTION
What is a Plastic Free Event?
Any gathering of people that makes an effort to eliminate plastic pollution and waste by using durable, reusable, non-plastic alternatives for food and drink.
How can I host a Plastic Free Event?
For small-scale parties and gatherings, you can take the following easy steps to reduce waste at your next event:
Your guests don’t have to use disposables! Have them use your standard cups and dishes and wash them afterward.
Purchase a discounted but nice-looking set of glasses, ceramic plates, and cutlery, and keep them just for use at parties.
- For outdoor events, ask guests to bring their own bottles, cups, and cutlery.
PLASTIC FREE TOURING
What is Plastic Free Touring?
Plastic Free Touring is our support program for traveling musicians and tour managers, providing common sense tools for reducing their plastic footprint on the road. Born out of our love for and our involvement with the music community, we are helping touring artists not only practice sustainability, but use their unique influence to drive awareness and social change from their fans.
How can I tour plastic free?
Download the Tour Plastic Free flyer.
Where can I get even more resources?
Like all of PPC’s program, Plastic Free Touring is also inclusive of the efforts of other like-minded organizations:
Sustainable Concerts Working Group - partnership between RPM, Reverb, and Jack Johnson (with his wife Kim) to help interested artists and venues reduce plastic
RPM’s Sustainable Touring Guide and sample EnviroRider
The keystone of Plastic Free Touring is the Refill Revolution program between PPC, Steelys, and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The program has been in place since 2014, encouraging festival attendees to purchase reusable, collectible stainless steel cups and bottles which can be refilled with beer or water throughout the event. You can learn more through Rolling Stone’s coverage of the effort in 2014 (“The Concert Industry Is Moving Away From Plastic Bottles, Slowly”) and 2016 (“The Music Industry's Battle Against Plastic Junk”).
From its roots at ‘Roo, PPC is building a scalable Refill Revolution project for other festivals and events, supporting a true revolution in sustainability and plastic pollution reduction worldwide. The program provides festivals and event planners with models for developing a reusable infrastructure, top to bottom, while partnering on messaging and branding to get the word out to fans, followers, and other festivals.
How do I bring the Refill Revolution to my event?
What vendors support the Plastic Free Touring and Refill Revolution programs?