LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The UK music industry is looking into ways to shave the so-called "carbon footprint," across the entire business, the Guardian has reported. A carbon footprint is a "measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of green house gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide" and according to a recent study commissioned by the British Phonographic Industry, the music industry produces more than 538,0000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, about the same amount produced by 180,000 cars.
As part of the efforts, the BPI is working to reduce the amount of packaging for each physical album sold. They have also called on artists to work to reduce their greenhouse gas contribution as well, by using eco-friendly technology in transit and performance and by better planning of tour itineraries to cut unnecessary travel.
They have also called on promoters to look for ways to encourage event attendees to be more eco-friendly with measures such as setting aside a blocks of an event's tickets to be made available exclusively for people who use mass transit such as Glastonbury has done. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers