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Key tips for sustainable media production

office stationery For media businesses large and small, it’s never too late to go green. Here’s how to reduce the impact of media production and ensure that everyone in your organisation supports your environmental policies.

  • Plan ahead. Set achievable goals and targets for the whole production and for each department which can be reviewed at regular stages.
  • Ensure that sustainability messages are delivered from the top of an organisation.
  • Use organisations like albert to ensure you understand the carbon impact of all the activities you plan to undertake during production.
  • Post signs reminding people to switch off computers and lights and to print double sided (or not print at all).
  • Have an ‘opt in’ policy for paper copies of scripts, call sheets, movement orders and schedules.
  • Paper and wood should be FSC certified and aim for at least 30% recycled in paper.
  • Set up a comprehensive recycling system.
  • Incorporate salvaged materials
  • Conference call instead of travelling to meetings.
  • Use hybrid or energy efficient vehicles for hire cars, taxis, executive cars and run-around vehicles.
  • Eliminate air travel within the U.K.
  • Enforce the no idling policy. Communicate the policy daily minibus drivers and taxi cabs.
  • Develop and implement a waste management plan which identifies the minimum possible amount of waste going to landfill.
  • Eliminate disposable catering products such as cups and food trays. Opt for re-usable crockery, paper, or compostables if you can dispose of them correctly.

The Media Mundo Advisory Council for Sustainable Media Production has developed and published a number of guidelines and recommendations for sustainable media production.