Theatres Join Battle to Beat Single-use Plastic

The War Memorial Theatre in Gisborne is the first venue in New Zealand to sign up to a global initiative — BYOBottle.

Gisborne District Council has joined the international BYOBottle campaign in a commitment to reduce single-use plastic in its theatres.

The campaign engages performing artists, venues, event organisers and fans to reduce plastic waste in the entertainment industry by promoting reusable water bottles and water refill stations at events.

When attending events at the War Memorial Theatre, and the soon-to-be reopened Lawson Field Theatre, patrons and performers are encouraged to bring their own water bottle.