The band U2 has joined a growing list of musicians—including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Social Distortion, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Ben Harper, Bette Midler, Jack Johnson, and Keb' Mo'—who are not only refusing single-use plastic on tour but also urging fans to do the same.
"Ocean plastic pollution is yet another alarming example of how simple everyday decisions can impact our natural resources," said The Edge. "Reusable water bottles are a much cooler and smarter choice than disposable plastic."
U2 has worked to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles throughout their Joshua Tree Tour 2017. U2 will also headline the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Friday, June 9, a festival that is reducing their plastic footprint on the earth through the Refill Revolution program.
33 percent of all plastic—including water bottles, bags, and straws—are used just once and thrown away. Plastic is made to last forever and cannot biodegrade; instead it breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces.
Dianna Cohen, co-founder and CEO of PPC, thanks The Edge for adding his voice to the refill revolution movement. Cohen said, “We are honored to have U2 and The Edge as allies as we work to measurably reduce single-use and disposable plastics locally and globally, from on stage and on tour, to on the road and at home."
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