I enjoy outdoor events just as much as the next person. But seeing images of what those spaces look like after the crowds have cleared can leave a bad taste in my mouth.
It’s well documented that the amount of trash generated at events is a huge issue. It took 200 workers two weeks to clean up all the trash left behind at the Daytona 500. Music festivals are being called “environmental disasters”. Even environmental events have been known to leave behind their share of trash.
But I don’t think that skipping events is the answer. There are steps we can all take to make sure that the aftermath of concerts, music festivals, sporting events, parades, protests, fairs, festivals, and all outdoor events is a trash-free space.