Sustainability begins

- with Transparency

ART DEPARTMENT 

Rent or re-use instead of buying new.
For new, environmentally responsible brands will be opted for.

Wardrobe, props, set pieces to be donated in wrap.

HAIR AND MAKE-UP 

Toxic free, organic products will be used if possible.

CATERING

Re-usable washable dishes and cutlery will be used. Disposables paper will be used instead of foam or plastic. Leftover food will be donated.


Plant based locally grown and organic where possible food will be supplied.


Compost and recycle bins will be provided for materials generated

COMPOSTING

All foods, paper products (paper towels, napkins, cups, plates), any wood catering items (cutlery, stir sticks) and cardboard will be composted.

Landfill 

Items that do not go in the compost or recycling bins will go in the landfill waste bins.

LOCATIONS

Reinstate any land or vegetation that has been damaged or affected as a result of production activities. 
 

Shield all lighting downwards and prevent any lights used at night from shining on active bird nests or any other sensitive habitat.
 

Limit continuous or sustained noise near sensitive habitat and wildlife locations, such as active bird nests.
 

Construction and filming areas should be limited to existing access roads, pathways, driveways, or trails.

Manage all vehicle use, crew foot traffic and all other film related activities causing impact to ground cover and vegetation to ensure minimal damage to sensitive ground cover and terrain. All crew vehicles must keep to the established vehicle access tracks and base camp areas on the site.  Care should be taken to avoid wheel ruts on wet ground.

LOCATIONS

Identify any areas that are sensitive and suggest appropriate methods to avoid, mitigate or remedy the adverse environmental effects of filming activity in these areas.
 

Cordon off areas where there is particularly sensitive vegetation or native wildlife so that vehicles, crew and other production related activities have minimal impact.
 

Create and use areas designated for equipment storage, set piece laydown and stockpiling of materials.  Do not use any areas outside of the set/work zone perimeter for any of the aforementioned actions.
Contain and remove all water from toilets and showers used on the locations.  Do not allow any discharges of water onto the land.

 

Use trash, recycling and composting bins with lids or other closures designed to prevent access by wildlife and place them in easily accessible locations.
 

Perform daily set/work zone cleaning to prevent trash and debris from leaving the site and becoming windblown hazards.

WATER AND PLASTIC

Water stations will be set up that eliminate single use plastic. Reusables are the best option.

When reusables are not possible, single use aluminum will be used.

Crew will be requested to BYOB, bring your own bottle, to fill from the water coolers on set.

Everybody on set will be reminded to maintain sustainable water practices, which are not just about saving plastic bottles but also about saving water.

We don’t waste water or use it in excess.  We don’t throw drinkable water down the drain.  

WASTE MANAGEMENT & RECYCLING

Waste will be reduced by diverting.

Hard copies will not be provided unless specifically requested.

Available items will be used before buying new (e.g. office supplies).

Sustainability is a team effort, colleagues will be reminded. 

 

Non-asset items will be donated or re-used.

 

Items that can be re-used will be considered before throwing away. 

PAPER

Whenever possible, emails and digital distribution will be used instead of paper.

 

All documents generated from the production office will be electronic and

e-mailed out to the crew. 

If printing is absolutely necessary, the document will be printed double sided. 

 

Wastepaper will be used as scrap paper for making notes and pasting up petty cash receipts. 

RECYCLING

All clean paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminium will be placed in bins.
 

All recyclable materials will be cleaned before being placed in the proper bin.
 

Easy to read signage will be provided.
 

Separate bins will be provided for
Paper, c
ans, bottles, plastic and foil,
garbage and compost

TRAVEL & TRANSPORT


Clients will be encouraged to limit the number of flights to reduce carbon consumption.

No idling of vehicles which pollute the air, damage engines, waste fuel and money.

Whenever possible, rides will be shared. Hybrid or fuel-efficient vehicles will be rented where possible.
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OFFSET CARBON USE

After reducing, reusing and donating, an offset plan will be implemented.