It’s sadly no secret that vinyl manufacturing yields a net negative for the environment. That has always been something stuck in the back of our mind. Now, we are excited to offer more environmentally friendly options while still offering top quality vinyl!
**While these records are more environmentally friendly, they do have an increased cost and manufacturing time compared to virgin vinyl.
ECO-MIX VINYL – Records will be made of compound previously used for pressing of vinyl records and other production waste suitable for recycling. They are divided into following groups according to their shades: Black, Cherry (red), Laguna (blue), Jade (green), Citrus (yellow-orange), Lavender (purple-pink), Graphite (grey). The actual eco-color will be mixed with available recycled colors. We cannot guarantee what the final color results will be, there may be variations in color throughout a pressing, especially on larger quantity orders. Colors on the chart are for reference only, an attempt to illustrate some of the variations possible within each mix.
NOTE: These images are merely estimated outcomes and examples of Eco Vinyl. Your final order will be different than the vinyl on the chart. Please refer to the chart for examples of the range of potential results within a run of each color.
The next two products offer an alternative to “Eco-Mix” vinyl. There is no difference in audio quality / terms & conditions for these from a normal colored vinyl record.
GREENPOWER COMPOUND – is made from PVC and co-polymer that was produced with renewable power from hydropower, wind power or solar energy.
GREENPOWER BIO-ATTRIBUTED COMPOUND – is produced based on mass balanced renewable ethylene and made from PVC and co-polymer that was produced with renewable power from hydropower, wind power or solar energy.
Both products have a lower product carbon footprint (PCF). Bio-attributed PVC/copolymer uses renewable ethylene from non-food biomass (2nd generation), such as plant residues and waste materials. The certification of Bio-attributed PVC is mass-balanced according to ISCC PLUS and REDcert2.
Depending on the PVC grade, the carbon-dioxide savings of PVC and co-polymer used for producing GreenPower Compound are about 25% and for GreenPower Bio-attributed Compound at around 90% compared to conventionally produced PVC.
The mass balance approach makes it possible to track the amount and sustainability characteristics of circular and/or bio-based material in the value chain and attribute it based on verifiable bookkeeping.