The World’s Top Music Promoter Is Banning All Single Use Plastic from Its Events

In a press release shared earlier this year, Live Nation laid out its sustainability goals for the foreseeable future as part of a coalition called Green Nation. These goals would affect all Live Nation venues, clubs, theaters, and festivals.


According to the release, Live Nation will:

– Deliver a 50% reduction in scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
– End sale of single-use plastics at all owned and operated venues and events by 2021
– Work to reduce or eliminate the use of fossil fuels where possible and pursue a low-carbon economy by sourcing renewable energy
– Aim for our offices, venues and events to be zero waste to landfill and achieve a 50% (or higher) material recovery rate by 2030
– Work with partners and sponsors toward shared sustainability goals
– Transparently track, measure, and share adherence to our charter

“Hosting over 35,000 concerts and festivals each year, Live Nation has the opportunity and responsibility to provide our artists and fans with a live music experience that protects our planet,” said Michael Rapino, President and CEO, Live Nation Entertainment. “The adverse effects of climate change are undeniable, and we want to use our place on the world stage to be part of the solution. Together our concerts, venues, festivals, and offices around the world are setting new sustainability standards for live events.”

Live Nation had already banned plastic straws from events like Coachella and Stagecoach in 2018 as part of a collaboration with the For A Strawless Ocean campaign. These new goals will see that same commitment to the environment expanded across all Live Nation properties.

You can read the full charter here.

 

H/T River Beats | Photo courtesy of Coachella