Carry Bags

Reduce & Reuse

Encourage guests to bring their own bags (BYO). 

Incentivize and encourage guests to bring their own reusable bags for whatever they might need throughout the festival or concert to eliminate or reduce bags at merchandise shops and from food & beverage. Remind attendees in messaging leading up to the event. Mention if clear bags are required by the venue or if there is a limit to bag size.

Tip – Sell reusable bags on-site as merch. 


When reusables are not applicable, choose disposable options compatible with available waste management infrastructure. 

Approved disposable materials

Materials may include: paper, cassava, and other home compostable options. 

For paper, choose post-consumer recycled and/or sustainably forested options (such as FSC-certified).

There are cassava options that are truly water-soluble and break down within 6 months in soil, home compost, and landfill conditions. These are best for short-term use. 


Bans on single-use plastic bags are the most common form of legislation regulating single-use plastic consumption. By 2019, 32 countries had announced bans on plastic bags (Waste 360). Many plastic bag bans are specifically targeted at retailers rather than restaurants, but this is starting to change.