The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) annual report on member studios’ environmental sustainability efforts reported that, in 2016, member companies collectively prevented over 18,000 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 fifth year in a row the rate 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 promotes environmentally friendly collaboration across the film and television industry, and has been recording the data for more than 20 years.
The MPAA is releasing a new Earth Day fact sheet outlining how its member studios individually and voluntarily support a wide-variety of green initiatives throughout the entire year.
MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd stated: “I am proud to represent socially responsible companies with a commitment to environmentally friendly policies. Their efforts to conserve energy, reduce waste, and raise awareness about preservation yield positive results each and every year.”