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Coldplay puts sustainability at the centre of new tour

Coldplay will hop between dates on its new Music Of The Spheres World Tour on planes that run on cooking oil.

It is the latest move by a band which continues to hit the high notes when it comes to touring sustainably.

Making it possible is Neste, and its Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™, which is produced from 100% renewable raw materials – and cuts emissions by up to 80%.

“Coldplay is one of the world’s most popular touring bands, and its ambition to make the Music Of The Spheres World Tour as sustainable as possible is extremely inspiring. The world needs these kinds of changemakers to lead the way towards a more sustainable future,” says Minna Aila, member of the Neste Executive Committee at Neste.

The trucks transporting the band’s equipment will also be greener, as they will be filled up on Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ . It will all support Coldplay’s overall goal to reduced CO2 emissions from the Music Of The Spheres World Tour by 50%.

“We’re really happy to partner with Neste to make our Music Of The Spheres World Tour as sustainable as possible. Their low-emission renewable fuels will play a major part in our efforts to minimise the tour’s climate impact,“ Coldplay says.

On accusations the band is greenwashing by collaborating with Neste, due to the company’s use of palm oil – which is linked to clearing tens of thousands of acres of forests, Coldplay said “we are doing our best” and that it doesn’t pretend to have all the answers, adding that it is always open to suggestions on how it can do better.

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Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5 Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and co-chair of the APOPO Foundation UK board.

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