Jack Johnson joins a movement looking to reduce plastic bottles at concerts, events

Jack Johnson joins a movement looking to reduce plastic bottles at concerts, events
Johnson is encouraging the shift to reusable bottles at major music events. (Source: BYOBottle)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii’s Jack Johnson has joined a campaign to get rid of plastic bottles at concerts.

Johnson alongside other artists launched the BYOBottle campaign. It encourages musicians and venues to provide refill stations for water bottles at concerts and big events.

The organization is modeled after a similar push in Australia to reduce plastic waste generated at music events.

“There is a powerful wave of momentum building to reduce plastic pollution. BYOBottle is a campaign that the entire music industry can unite around, and everyone I’ve been talking with is excited to join and be part of a solution," Johnson said.

"Expectations are changing around what makes a positive and successful music event, and sustainability is a huge part of that. I’m excited to help show what concerts can look like if artists work together with fans and venues or festivals to reduce plastic waste,” he added.

Other artists on board. include Dave Matthews Band, Jackson Browne, and Maroon Five.

Lollapalooza, one of the biggest festivals in the U.S. says it will make a big push this year for reusable water bottles.

To learn more about BYOBottle, click here.

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