Why TV, film, and commercial sets generate tons of waste

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"War of the Worlds" movie set at Universal Studios. Photo credit: Prayitno/CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

At least 100 professional film, TV, or commercial shoots take place in the LA area each day. They produce tons of waste, such as uneaten food and plastic.

Few organizations are trying help the industry reduce waste. EcoSet is one of them. The company takes all the props after a shoot is over and puts the props in their warehouse. Anyone can come and take the materials for free, to use for art, other movies, or even homeless shelters.

Credits

Guests:
Nick Kane - works on sets in the Grip and Electric Department, Kris Barberg - Executive Director of EcoSet

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Yael Even Or, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Adriana Cargill