The Utah Film Commission encourages green production practices in all areas of the filmmaking process.
HOW YOUR PRODUCTION CAN PROMOTE A GREEN SET
Set expectations early. Green production rules or guidelines should be provided during the first days of production and should come from the top (UPM, Production team)
Designate a “green team” or sustainability coordinator. By including this in someone’s specific job, you ensure tasks will be completed. Asking for volunteers to be on a “green team” that represent key departments can help ensure buy-in from staff, and give you an effective way to disseminate information.
Signage is a key component of education and should be posted wherever employees congregate.
Set achievable goals. Replacing plastic water bottles with reusable ones, recycling paper and plastic or reducing catering waste all go a long way.
UTAH BEST PRACTICES
Ensure Production Office, stage facilities and shops are set up to encourage waste reduction and promote conservation. See the RESOURCES BY CITY for a list of recycling companies that service businesses.
Purchase reusable water bottles for cast and crew, rent portable water dispensers, recycling/waste receptacles.
Make it easy to recycle by ensuring there are recycling bins everywhere there are garbage cans.
Think about wrap while you’re still in pre-production and plan for the striking of sets and material disposal in order to reduce waste at the end of production.
Avoid Styrofoam plates and cups!
Use reusable plates, cups, utensils and linens whenever you can instead of disposable.
If paper products are unavoidable, look for ones with a high percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Have recycling bins near craft services and catering trucks.
Set up garbage and recycling stations according to your hauling company’s waste separation guidelines.
Create easy to read signage that details proper practices for composting and recycling
Create a no idling policy. Idling for an hour wastes one gallon of gas. It’s bad for your health and is illegal in many cities, including Salt Lake City and Park City.
Whenever possible, power down any generator that is not in use.