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Vinyl for Coldplay’s next album, Moon Music, will be made from recycled bottles

Coldplay has been working hard to reduce their carbon footprint, sometimes with success and other times not so much. With the announcement of their new album, Moon Music (due October 4), the band has taken things to a new level.

Their 10th record will come on vinyl, of course. But 100% of the raw material will be recycled plastic bottles. Each copy will required nine PET-plastic bottles fished out of consumer waste. Coldplay says this will result in savings of 25 metric tonnes of virgin plastic/polyvinyl chloride and an 85% reduction in CO2 emissions compared the usual 140-gram piece of vinyl.

They’re extending this to the CD, too. This Coldplay album will be the first “EcoCD,” which will be made from 90% recycled polycarbonate, again recovered from consumer garbage.

The band will also release a “Notebook Edition” of Moon Music, which will come in a hardback book based on Chris Martin’s actual studio notebook.

A single called “feelslikeimfallinginlove” will officially be released on Friday. Here’s a tease.

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