With the vinyl resurgence booming, the environmental impact of our beloved vinyl records is becoming a concern. There were 22 times more vinyl albums sold in the UK in 2020 than in 2007 - with sales leaping from 210,000 to 4.8 million. Vinyl is made from PVC (poly vinyl chloride) which is quite difficult to recycle, and tends to go to landfill or incineration. The music industry has begun exploring alternatives, with Nick Mulvey releasing his single in 2019 on 'ocean vinyl.' Ocean vinyl was a high-quality playable record made entirely from recycled plastic from the local ocean found in beach combs in the south of the UK. Only around 100 limited edition copies were made and all proceeds went to the charity Surfers Against Sewage. This was an exciting achievement, but mass production of records using recycled plastic is still a while away. Several other presses around the world have also started to specialise in recycling old records and using vinyl off-cuts, e.g. London-based Ninja Tune.