MPAA member studios record 72% solid waste diversion
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) unveiled its annual report on its member studios’ environmental sustainability efforts. In 2015, the six companies collectively prevented 23,000 tons of their studio sets and other solid waste from entering landfills. That figure accounts for a 72 percent diversion rate of the studios’ total solid waste from landfills, which marks the fourth year in a row the percentage has been over 70 percent.
The new figures are compiled through the Solid Waste Task Force, a joint program between the MPAA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The Task Force was designed to promote environmentally friendly collaboration across the film and television industry, and has been recording the data for more than 20 years.
Also, to mark Earth Day, the MPAA released a new fact sheet outlining how its member studios individually and voluntarily take on a wide-variety of green initiatives throughout the entire year.
MPAA chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd stated: “It’s a great honor to represent studios that use their global platforms to raise awareness about the importance of sustaining our environment, while also bringing innovative and green-friendly policies to practice every day.”