Straws suck, but they won’t be at this year’s Osheaga music festival.
The massive concert promoter, Evenko, is the latest company to follow the lead of several high-profile restaurant chains in banning plastic straws.
Besides Osheaga, Evenko also announced that its joint venues, HeavyMTL, ‘77, île Soniq and YUL Eats will also ban the use of single-use plastic straws.
For the 2018 edition of #Osheaga new measures will make it possible to pursue @evenko ’s ecoresponsible approach. This summer, evenko is putting an end to the use of plastic straws on its festival sites such as Osheaga, 77 Montréal, HEAVY MONTRÉAL & îleSoniq. pic.twitter.com/izaLB0PWgE
— OSHEAGA (@osheaga) July 16, 2018
Evenko also revealed that a giant tanker truck will supply festival-goers with free drinking water which aims to considerably reduce the use of individual bottles while encouraging the use of reusable containers.
In increasing efforts to remain more eco-conscious, the festival will require food kiosks to use recyclable cups and utensils while prohibiting the use of Styrofoam.
Evenko will also include more bike racks to promote more eco-friendly modes of transportation.
Osheaga will rock-out strawless from August 3-5 at Parc Jean-Drapeau.