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‘Still have quite a long way to go’ on eco-friendly touring says Coldplay’s Chris Martin

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has said there is still a long way to go when it comes to being completely eco-friendly on tour.

In October, alongside the launch of the band’s album Music of The Spheres, Coldplay announced that the accompanying world tour would be as green as possible. The band is hoping to cut direct emissions by 50% compared to their most recent tour between 2016 and 2017.

Coldplay will cut emissions by implementing initiatives including shows that are powered by renewable, super-low emission energy with solar installations at venues, waste cooking oil, a kinetic stadium floor and kinetic bikes powered by fans. When fans dance and move, they will help to power the concert.

There are also plans to offset CO2 by planting trees for every ticket sold.

In an interview with Radio 2 DJ Ken Bruce, Martin said: “We’ve been working with some amazing brains to see how we can cut down as much of the environmental impact as possible. We still have quite a long way to go, but we’ve already come quite a long way.

“And there are some things that we didn’t dream of where possible that are possible.”

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