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The new Liam Gallagher/John Squire release is available as an EcoRecord

Vinyl albums are not very good for the planet. First, they’re made of polyvinyl chloride, a byproduct of oil, a dirty fossil fuel. Second, vinyl is a type of plastic and plastic takes thousands and thousands of years to break down. There has to be a solution, right?

Liam Gallagher and John Squire have just released an album (cleverly entitled Liam Gallagher John Squire). It comes in the usual formats, but it’s also available as an EcoRecord–the world’s first, according to them. (Actually, there are other “green” vinyl manufacturers out there, but never mind.)

It was made using a recyclable substance called polyethylene terephthalate. No natural gas or steam generated by some pollutant was used in is production. The manufacturer, Sonopress (a division of Bertelsmann), says that their records have an 85% less impact on the environment when compared to regular vinyl and the way it’s made.

You’ll know you have the EcoRecord version if it’s orange. Take a look.

(Via Hypebot)

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2 thoughts on “The new Liam Gallagher/John Squire release is available as an EcoRecord

  • I like the idea but how long does the record life live for? When you buy a record you expect it to last at least your life time.

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  • Part of why we originally dumped vinyl for CDs is that they weren’t lasting a few years if you liked/played it a lot.

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