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Apple gives London's Roundhouse an eco-friendly makeover for Apple Music Festival

For 2015's Apple Music Festival at the Roundhouse in London, Apple is giving the event's 168-year-old venue an unprecedented makeover in line with the company's environmental message, with changes to include both temporary and permanent structural enhancements.

According to the official Apple Music Festival FAQ webpage, Apple is making "major upgrades" to London's historic Roundhouse, a venue that has for years been home to the company's annual music bonanza.

Changes include permanent modifications like lighting, plumbing, HVAC upgrades and installation of recycling and composition bins, as well as event-specific efforts such as repurposing used fryer oil into biofuel, purchasing renewable energy credits to put toward the venue's energy use for September and providing reusable drink bottles in place of plastic.

We expect these improvements to reduce the Roundhouse's annual carbon emissions by 60 tons, save 60,000 gallons of water a year, and divert more than 1,600 kilograms of waste from landfills.

Apple's environmentally friendly makeover was highlighted by Apple's environmental chief Lisa Jackson in a tweet on Monday.

"Apple Music Fest gives a gift to the Roundhouse: energy & Environmental upgrades. Leaving it better than we find it," Jackson said.

The Apple Music Festival kicked off Saturday with performances from Ellie Goulding and Andra Day, while Sunday saw Take That hit the stage with special guest Charlie Pluth. Carrie Underwood performed on Monday and One Direction slated for Tuesday. The event, which runs through Sept. 28, will also host The Weeknd, The Chemical Brothers, James Bay and Leon Bridges.

As usual, tickets to the concert series were not available for purchase, but instead doled out free to fans through media affiliates. Performances are being broadcast via the Apple Music app and iTunes on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC, while Apple TV owners can enjoy high-definition footage. Apple Music users can also subscribe to the official festival account on Apple Music Connect for announcements and exclusive behind-the-scenes content.