Voice in a Million have chosen to discontinue the use of glowsticks at all VIAM events.
Have you ever wondered what happened to all the liquid-filled glow sticks after one of our concerts or events. Are they good for the environment? The answer is no and furthermore recycling them is not an option. Once you use a liquid glow stick, it cannot be reused or refilled, and because of the chemicals used inside, the plastic cannot be recycled.
These plastic sticks are discarded in landfills. Every year more than 100 million liquid sticks are piling up, taking years to even partially decompose. Though this information is troubling, what is of greater consequence are the chemical remnants in these discarded sticks. Liquid glow sticks consist mainly of the following four chemicals: dibutyl phthalate, hydrogen peroxide, phthalic ester and phenyl oxalate ester. Most people are unaware of the potential air and water pollution taking place due to these seemingly innocent concert enhancers.
So the simple answer is we will do our bit for the environment and no longer allow or promote the use of them at our concerts.
There are products offered that will emit awesome glow effects lasting 15 years or longer. Products such as our new LED’ torches offering a bright glow that will last much longer than just one time. They are eco-friendly and reusable, glowing as bright as the first day you bought it.