This vinyl record is made from recycled ocean plastic

On a trip to Thailand last week, I spent part of a morning with a group of people cleaning up the plastic that had washed up on a beach in southern Phuket. As I picked up the umpteenth plastic bottle cap, a thought popped into my head: What if we could harvest all the plastics in the ocean for proper responsible reuse?

Here’s a start: A vinyl record made from plastic garbage from the ocean.

Nick Mulvaney, a Mercury Prize-nominated artist from Cornwall, teamed up with a brewery and a record label to create this: a 10-inch released entitled “In the Anthropocene.” It is made from plastic garbage found along the coastline. Sales of the record proceeds from digital streams will benefit Surfers Against Sewage, a UK-based anti-pollution organization.

(Via Big Shot and Gail)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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