As climate change fast becomes the issue of a new generation, the need to stop destroying the environment every time we party is becoming increasingly more imperative.
The WHP founder and night-time economy czar made the announcement on Twitter this morning, stating emphatically: “that’s 150,000 bottles of water alone taken out of the system.”
The move has been made to support Andy Burnham’s pledge to make Greater Manchester plastic-free by 2020 – launched two years ago and fronted by footballer Gary Neville at a Green Summit organised by the metro mayor.
As a further commitment to @AndyBurnhamGM pledge to make Greater Manchester plastic free, I’m delighted this morning, to announce that @WHP_Mcr will be plastic free. That’s 150,000 bottles of water alone taken out of the system #GreaterManchester #LeadingTheWay
— Sacha Lord (@Sacha_Lord) July 31, 2019
It follows a green summer at Parklife Festival, which saw organisers ban all plastic straws, polystyrene cups, trays and sachets.
Organisers also used hybrid generators and made 60% of cups at the festival entirely non-plastic.
Andy Burnham’s plastic-free campaign seeks to encourage businesses and members of the public to switch to alternatives to single-use plastic by 2020, initially targeting single-use plastics like straws, takeaway coffee cups and plastic balloons.
Other proposals from the Mayor include up to £50m a year investment in cycle lanes and paths, an emissions-free bus fleet and new zero-carbon homes.
The future calls for new sustainable solutions, and Manchester is leading the way with a new era of eco raving.
The Warehouse Project 2019 season kicks off in September with a range of A-list artists including Skepta, Aphex Twin, Chase & Status, Mura Masa, Diplo, Four Tet, Annie Mac Patrick Topping and more. See the full schedule here.