Bonnaroo To Offer Special Water Bottles

bonnaroo 2014 logoBonnaroo’s sustainability team announced this week the launch of Refill Revolution, a festival-wide pilot sustainability project designed to keep fans hydrated while encouraging them to rethink plastic consumption habits and reduce disposable cup and bottle waste at the event and beyond.
Bonnaroo is teaming up with Steelys Drinkware and the Plastic Pollution Coalition to encourage fans to join the Refill Revolution by switching from conventional single-use plastic and compostable cups and bottles to reusable ones made of food-grade stainless steel. Festival goers will have access to more than 20,000 affordable, high-quality Bonnaroo-themed stainless steel water bottles and beverage cups that can be reused endlessly. Fans will be able to hydrate with their Bonnaroo drinkware at free water wells and free filtered drinking water stations strategically positioned throughout the festival site as well as participating beverage service venues. The Refill Revolution water bottles with clip carriers will be available for $5 at all concession stands and additional vendor locations.
The goal of Refill Revolution is to raise awareness about waste and to reduce bottle and plastic consumption associated with the tens of thousands of beverage servings made during the course of the festival. Cold beverages served during hot summer events create a spike in single-use cup and bottle consumption annually. Glassware is typically too fragile to use at events. Single-use plastic cups and bottles can’t always be recycled. A single steel cup or bottle can be reused thousands of times, saving resources with each reuse over time. Last year alone Bonnaroo diverted more than 366 tons of landfill waste.