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Coldplay say they have beaten eco-touring targets

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🗞️ Driving the news: Coldplay's recent update on their Music of the Spheres tour reveals a 59% reduction in carbon emissions compared to their previous tour, surpassing their 50% reduction target

🔭 The context: In 2021, Coldplay announced a 12-point plan to cut their touring carbon footprint, incorporating innovative measures like kinetic dancefloors and energy-efficient lighting
• They also committed to planting a tree for every concert attendee, totaling seven million saplings so far

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Coldplay's achievements demonstrate a significant shift towards sustainable practices in the music industry, highlighting the feasibility and environmental impact of eco-friendly touring

⏭️ What's next: The band aims to continue enhancing their sustainability efforts, including waste diversion and renewable energy usage, with their progress verified by MIT's environmental solutions initiative

💬 One quote: "With each subsequent year of their tour, they demonstrate an evolving vision and expanded commitment to move the entire music industry toward true and humane sustainability and planetary resilience." - Professor John E Fernandez, MIT

📈 One stat: The tour's waste diversion rate improved from 66% to 72%, and renewable energy production per show increased from 15 to 17 KwH

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