Not-for-profit label Needs announce world’s first 100% recyclable vinyl

London non-profit label Needs have partnered Holland’s Green Vinyl Records to release the world’s first 100% recyclable record, which uses 60% less energy than traditional methods.

Released on 24th September, this revolutionary step in vinyl history comes in the form of a compilation featuring music from Saoirse, Reptant, Sansibar, Pugilist, LUXE and Hassan Abou Alam.

Speaking about the project, founder Bobby. explains “Over the years vinyl has been a difficult subject for us. There was even a point where we seriously thought about becoming a digital only label. But after a period of intense research we came across Green Vinyl and found a solution to do what we love and in a way which is ethical, progressive and pushes the format forward. Hopefully through this release we can raise awareness about this revolutionary new technology and inspire others to think about the way they produce vinyl.”

Since launching in 2017, through releases, parties and talks, Needs have helped raise money and awareness for several charities, including Mind, UN Women and Cool Earth.

Green Vinyl is a brand new pressing plant based in Holland who have devised a revolutionary production method which uses injection moulding rather than steam energy. It also uses no PVC and is a 100% recyclable product, meaning you can dispose of it in your home recycling bin. 

The Future Of Vinyl will be released on the 24th September.

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