Evolution Music have unveiled the world's first bioplastic vinyl record.
The project aims to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to standard vinyl production, which produces an enormous amount of wasteful pollutants.
Clash recently hosted a roundtable discussion on this very matter, with contributions from Greenpeace representatives and environmentalist Chris Packham, amongst others.
As part of Music Declares Emergency’s Turn Up The Volume week 2022 an alternative will be introduced, driven forwards by Evolution Music.
Seemingly the world's first bioplastic LP, it aims to balance a sustainable lower impact solution to the toxic impacts of producing PVC vinyl while maintaining sound quality.
Initial tests are positive, with Evolution Music building on the work of Kyle Devine (Professor of Musicology at the University of Oslo).
Evolution Music in association with Music Declares Emergency Marc Carey of Evolution Music comments…
"We see this product as the first in a new wave of solutions that will help to address some of the most important issues of our time. Having support and advocacy from leaders in the music industry, particularly those at the forefront tackling environmental and social issues, proves there’s a serious demand to move things forward, to turn around the huge impacts of the music industry, and quickly."
Peter Quicke of Ninja Tunes and the AIM Climate Action Group adds: “Vinyl is such an important part of our experience of music, it’s brilliant (and a relief to be honest!) that we now have a non-toxic and sustainable solution to pressing records…”
For more on Evolution Music click HERE.
Full details of Music Declares Emergency’s Turn Up The Volume week 2022 are available online.
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