Needs: The Future of Sustainable Vinyl

London based label Needs Not For Profit has partnered with Dutch pressing plant Green Vinyl for their 9th release coming out this month and features tracks from Saoirse, Reptant, Sansibar, Pugilist, LUXE and Hassan Abou Alam



With 4.3m vinyl sales in the UK last year (the 12th consecutive year of growth), it’s clear that vinyl is back in a BIG way. But the basic technological principles of record pressing have not changed for a century and it now poses a more urgent environmental concern than it did in the format’s heyday.


GVR are a brand new pressing plant who have patented a revolutionary production method which uses injection moulding rather than steam energy, using 60% less energy than traditional vinyl production.



It also uses no PVC (meaning it cannot warp), has a wider frequency spectrum & longer lifespan, and is a 100% recyclable product, meaning you can dispose of it in your home recycling bin.