UK environmental pressure group Music Declares Emergency has unveiled the world's first plant-based, bioplastic record.
The records, which have been produced in a very limited run, includes four tracks by acts affiliated with the labels Ninja Tune and Secretly: Bicep, Porridge Radio, Angel Olsen and Black Country, New Road. Both Ninja Tune and Secretly have been long-time supporters of Music Declares Emergency.
The organisation will be giving away 20 copies of the bioplastic record, with people able to enter a prize draw by donating to a Crowdfunder campaign. In a note accompanying the campaign, Music Declares Emergency wrote: "This release will be the first publicly available example of a new bioplastic vinyl alternative developed by Evolution Music as part of their mission to decarbonise the production of physical product in the music business."
All funds raised from donations to the Crowdfunder campaign will go towards supporting Music Declares Emergency's work across the UK to encourage figures within the music industry to seek greener alternatives to the way they work.
Formed by a group of UK based artists and music industry professionals in London in 2019, the organisation has since expanded to three continents and now works with people from across various sectors of the global music industry. Find out more about Music Declares Emergency here.
Revisit DJ Mag's recent feature on whether clubbing can help to generate renewable energy here, and find our 2020 feature on a Dutch pressing plant that is trying to make vinyl production as environmentally friendly as possible here.