BILLY EILISH TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM USING RECYCLED VINYL

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Billie Eilish has announced the details of what is likely to be one of 2024’s biggest albums.

The star says her third record, ‘Hit Me Hard And Soft’, will be released on May 17, with no singles in advance so that fans can hear it “all at once”.

She also published a sustainability plan for the album, with the aim of minimising her environmental impact.

Vinyl copies will be pressed onto recycled or eco-vinyl, with all the packaging made from recycled materials.

Eilish will also use raw, plant-based ink and and water-based dispersion varnish. Instead of shrink-wrap, the album sleeves will be 100% recycled and re-usable.

The move comes amid a continuing boom in vinyl sales, with 5.9 million units sold in the UK alone last year.

But vinyl is made from plastic, which has a major environmental impact, and often comes packaged inside non-recyclable materials.