Singer and fiddler Laura Cortese tours year-round with her band, The Dance Cards. Since 2017, they have toured plastic-free. She sat down with STAC’s Laura Risk for an interview.
Laura Risk: Tell me how you started touring plastic-free.
Laura Cortese: In July 2017, a friend forwarded me an email from Green Music Australia asking, “What are you doing for Plastic-Free July?” They had launched a campaign for artists: they wanted you to take a photo of your band with your reusable water bottles and then commit to being plastic-free for the month of July.
LR: So you weren’t committing to never using single-use plastics. It was just for the month of July?