When the curtain falls the set is often scrapped and thrown in a landfill.
Film studios have the ability to build worlds that can feel incredibly real to us as viewers, and usually that’s because they are. The set is one of the most important parts of any movie or TV show, but when the curtain falls the world is often scrapped and thrown in a landfill. One organization is trying to change that. EcoSet has been working to change the culture of disposal for short-term productions by recycling and donating reusable materials, and trying to implement waste reducing strategies into the process of production. The organization has partnered with Target and together they’ve kept over three hundred tons of materials from reaching landfills over the past five years.