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.

Cue Sacha Lord revealing this morning that The Warehouse Project will be going plastic-free for its 2019 season at Mayfield Depot.

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.

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.

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