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Bioplastic Vinyl Records

EarthPercent & Evolution Music Created a Limited-Edition Bioplastic 12"

— September 19, 2022 — Eco
EarthPercent partnered with Evolution Music to offer a Limited Edition Bioplastic 12" vinyl record. This piece of music history is the first commercially available bioplastic 12" LP and it features Future If Future by Michael Stipe on Side A and Side B shares Oh My Heart by Beatie Wolfe.

Just 500 copies of the bioplastic record were created using standard record pressing machinery, swapping traditional PVC for a more environmentally friendly alternative. All proceeds from the sold-out record will go to EarthPercent, an organization that helps musicians pledge a portion of their earnings to charities fighting climate change. This innovation is the result of years of perfecting the polymer base so that it would look and perform just like a traditional vinyl record.

Although collectible, the green record is compostable in the instance that it is ever thrown away.
Trend Themes
1. Bioplastic Vinyl Records - The creation of bioplastic vinyl records opens up opportunities for environmentally conscious music production.
2. Sustainable Music Industry - The sustainable music industry trend aims to reduce the environmental impact of music production and distribution.
3. Eco-friendly Collectibles - The trend of producing eco-friendly collectibles satisfies both environmental and consumer demands for unique and valuable items.
Industry Implications
1. Music Production - The music production industry can adopt the use of bioplastic material to reduce carbon footprint and appeal to eco-conscious consumers.
2. Material Science - The material science industry can capitalize on the growing demand for sustainable alternatives to traditional materials like PVC.
3. Environmental Non-profits - Environmental non-profit organizations can explore the potential of sustainability partnerships with the music industry to raise awareness and funds for their causes.
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