London is one of world’s greatest film cities. Film, Television and commercial industries play a major role in London economy. Green screen has initiated for green environment. Mayor of London Mr. Boris Johnson and Film London has responded to environment issue by supporting the production of this Green Screen Guide, which is tailored specifically to the screen production industry.
They give practical information to reduce energy use, reducing emission and save money in process.
The screen production industry previously produces 125,000 tons of carbon emission each year which was equivalent to approximately 24000 London homes. They also urge people working in film and production to inspire and educate the audience with this vital message.
They give few tips on procurement. Green procurement is not much complex.
• They advice instead of purchasing new goods prefer to hire or share the goods.
• Appoint an environment expert to build a green procurement strategy.
• Communicate with staff and suppliers about your green strategy so they are clear what is expected out of them.
• Regularly review your purchases to assess their impact regarding emissions to air and water, waste to landfill, resource use and environmental quality.
• Ask your suppliers for sample products.
• Source green alternatives, Green procurement directory on website will help in this.
• Incorporate green procurement criteria into all key contracts, starting with those that are high spend, have a high environmental impact and are easily influenced. This includes: energy and water efficiency, recycled content, reusable packaging and products, no hazardous chemicals and sustainably managed timber such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
• Give preference on basis of value for money and whole life costing, not the lowest price. This takes into account whole life costs; green purchases may lower operating or disposal costs. Choose products that use less energy (minimum A-rated energy efficient), have a long life span and can be easily repaired or reused.
• Try to purchase non-VOC paint: Toxins released from VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in paint release low-level toxic emissions.
• Reduce your travel emission by getting tips from website on green driving practice.
• The information is available on website for electric, hybrid, alternative fuel and very efficient conventional diesel and petrol cars.
• Recycling is highly promoted and much information is available on the website.
• Sets, props and costumes, as these can often be sold and reused.
• Batteries, as these release toxic materials in landfill.
• light bulbs and lamps – many suppliers will collect dead bulbs.
• Aim to separate as much waste as possible. This can take slightly more effort in temporary locations, but can be achieved by using well marked receptacles.
The overall carbon emissions could be reduced by up to 77 per cent compared to traditional filming methods. Of this reduction.
• Forty-four per cent comes from a reduction in air travel and air-freight.
• Ten per cent comes from reducing the number of nights spent at hotels and other accommodation while filming on location by filming at Pinewood instead.
• Three per cent comes from reduction in road transport due to easier access to production facilities (staff and crew commuting, equipment road freight and transport of daily ‘rushes’).
• Forty-three per cent comes from completing the filming and postproduction at Pinewood Studios and ensuring that streetscape filming and Pinewood Studios’ facilities are powered by low carbon sources of energy.
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