British organization Film London sealed a partnership with the sustainability consultancy Greenshoot in order to green the capital’s film industry. Funded by Creative Skillset, the Greenshoot platform will help productions save money by cutting carbon, reducing waste and donating no-longer-needed props, sets and costumes to schools and charities rather than sending to landfill. This green model has been successfully tested with several productions such us The Crown (Netflix), Free Fire (Rook Films) and City of Tiny Lights (BBC Films).
The Greenshoot scheme provides Film/ TV productions with a step-by-step guide to green their business from scratch to wrap. At the website, productions find a resource guides as well as simple tips for each department how to reduce catering food waste and to recycle on-set. In the end, each production needs to submit tits data in order to receive a ‘green audit’. British production company Left Bank Pictures already announced to go green with their television productions. Film London plans to establishing the green program in the 33 London boroughs. In the future, the project shall be rolled out nationwide.