Vinyl revival: is there an environmental cost to record sales?

Many records selling at their highest rate for decades are PVC, which is to be banned in the EU For an event dedicated to the vinyl revival, the setting couldnt be more appropriate. In the mid-70s David Bowie sat in the same wood panelled room of Berlins Meistersaal, recording Low and Heroes. Hed look out on to the nearby GDR watchtower and the joke was that the border guards would be listening in on the recordings, Eduard Meyer, Bowies sound engineer recalls. A little over 40 years on, the big hall by the wall, as Bowie nicknamed it, is full of mostly greying men in suits discussing how to make vinyl great again. There are sessions on everything from the …