Using the Power of Music to Reduce Single-Use Plastic
LoaTree is proud to announce, #RockYourCup, a reusable cup program targeting music venues across the U.S.
Grow your eco-karma and make your fans smile.
(not to be confused with fun facts)
Making plastic bottles to meet America’s demand for bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year.
Americans consume more than 50 billion plastic water bottles per year. The U.S.’s recycling rate for plastic is only 23 percent, which means 38 billion water bottles – more than $1 billion worth of plastic – are wasted each year.
Research found that 693 species had been documented as having encountered plastic debris, with nearly 400 involving entanglement and ingestion.
In the U.S., we use 500 million straws a day! That is enough straw waste to wrap the circumference of the earth 2.5 times.
There are an estimated 270,000 tons of plastic floating on the surface of the ocean - a staggering 700 species are threatened by its presence.
The music and festival industries are a powerful vehicle for change. By transitioning away from single-use plastics in venues, concert halls, clubs and more, we can continue reducing unnecessary plastic consumption. It’s a wise business choice and saves our environment.
PLASTIC PLASTIC EVERYWHERE
Single-use plastics are everywhere. Unfortunately, items such as plastic bags, straws, bottles and bottle caps, cups, cutlery and more serve a purpose for a matter of days, hours or even mere minutes – just to be discarded.
- They end up in our oceans and rivers
- They end up in our landfills
- They are consumed at an alarming rate by wildlife
- They enter our food chain
Unfortunately, plastic doesn’t biodegrade. It photodegrades into smaller and smaller pieces over many years. These micro-plastics get ingested by marine and land animals, affecting not only aquatic and terrestrial life, but eventually, human communities.