Melbourne venues agree to stop using single-use plastic bottles

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Melbourne venues agree to stop using single-use plastic bottles

Corner Hotel

Thinking green.

A handful of Melbourne music venues are joining the fight against single-use plastic bottles as part of Green Music Australia’s #BYOBottle campaign.

The Corner Hotel, Northcote Social Club and Yah Yah’s have all signed on to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles on their premises. The movement will see single-use plastic bottles replaced with water refill stations and bubblers, in addition to reusable water bottles for punters, artists and staff.

“The Corner is committed to reducing our environmental impact. In the last year we have installed solar panels, stopped offering plastic straws with every drink, halved our cleaning chemical use by introducing E-Water and introduced an organics composting system,” said Corner assistant venue manager Georgie Martin.

“Reducing our use of single-use plastic water bottle use is the next step in this great challenge.”

The three venues follow in the footsteps of Max Watt’s, which was the first venue to sign on to the #BYOBottle campaign back in 2018. Staff at Max Watt’s say there has been a 70 per cent reduction in the number of single-use plastic bottles bought by the venue.

For more info, head to Green Music Australia’s website.