PETA urge Coldplay to only serve vegan food on eco-friendly world tour

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The band announced a 2022 stadium tour last week with a focus on environmental sustainability

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PETA has sent a message to Coldplay, urging them to serve only vegetarian food during the 2022 eco-friendly world tour.

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Last week (14 October) Coldplay announced the details of their 2022 World Stadium tour with an emphasis on environmental sustainability.

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This comes after the band confirmed in 2019 that they were taking time to consider how they would travel in the future to make it more eco-friendly.

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In a new open letter Addressing the band, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) suggested that the band should be completely plant-based with the food served at the show, in order to further reduce the carbon footprint of the tour.

“As you know, animal agriculture contributes to many serious environmental problems facing the planet,” wrote PETA director Alyssa Allen.

“So it should come as no surprise that the United Nations has said that there is an urgent need to transition to vegetarian eating to prevent the worst effects of the climate crisis. And it may be as simple as swapping beef burgers for bean burgers. could.”

Coldplay’s live performance (Picture: Simone Joyner / Getty Images)

The message concluded: “We hope you agree that cutting out harmful animal-derived foods from concert venues is a no-brainer.”

Eco-friendly measures set for Coldplay’s world tour on the back of their new album ‘Music of the Spheres’ A new ‘Stability’ section of the band’s official website.

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Measures include cutting direct emissions by 50 percent compared to the band’s previous tour in 2016 and 2017, using 100 percent renewable energy, and installing solar installations at each location.

Fans who travel to the show by public transportation will be rewarded with a discount, while the band is donating 10 percent of their tour earnings to climate change organizations. A sapling will also be planted on each ticket sold.

discussing the sustainability of the tour in a new Big Reed interview with GranthshalaGuy Berryman of Coldplay said: “I think we’ve got off to a great start this time. Everything we do will be a phase, but there should always be an improvement and a continuous cycle.

“If you want to pick holes, and I’m sure someone can and will, I think that’s fine: what you have to do is embrace the idea of ​​continuous progress. It must be an ever-evolving situation. “

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