This is the year that we move forward in significant strides to make the productions industries more environmentally aware. In all the years, um, decades that I’ve been around photography and movie production I have seen a lot of waste. I understand completely that convenience rules on the set and that all those individually packaged waters and snacks and things are almost necessary.
But I think we can do better. And to that end, starting this year were dedicating a monthly email to tips of running an environmentally friendly set.
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Yesterday I spoke with a commercials producer about some of the things that she’s seeing on her sets that are environmentally friendly. Here’s a short list of things that she said are working well.
- Using Brita jugs and glasses at meetings and in post-production rooms, resulting in far fewer disposable water bottles.
- Recycling cans everywhere.
- Buffet lunches, no “to go” packaging. Some caterers have switched to real plates and cutlery instead of paper and plastic.
This is just the start of where were going. We’d like your help. If you have an idea that can help reduce waste on the set without bringing the production to halt let us know in the comments below or via Twitter @blinkbid.
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