MPAA Member Studios Record Solid Waste Diversion Rate over 70% for Sixth Year in a Row

April 20, 2018

Entertainment Industry Remains Committed to Environmentally Friendly Practices

WASHINGTON – The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) today released its annual report on member studios’ environmental sustainability efforts. In 2017, member companies collectively prevented over 19,000 tons of their studio sets and other solid waste from entering landfills. That figure accounts for a 74 percent diversion rate (up from 72 percent last year) of the studios’ total solid waste from landfills, and marks the sixth year in a row the percentage has been over 70 percent.

These figures are compiled through the Solid Waste Task Force, a joint program between the MPAA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, designed to promote environmentally friendly collaboration across the film and television industry. The MPAA also released today a new factsheet outlining how the studios individually and voluntarily take on a wide variety of green initiatives throughout the entire year.

“This weekend, many will celebrate Earth Day across the globe. I am proud that our studios remain focused on environmentally friendly policies each and every day,” said MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles H. Rivkin. “We are dedicated to conserving energy, reducing waste, and leading by example to raise awareness about preservation and green business practices.”

For more information, view the new factsheet demonstrating how MPAA member companies promote green values year-round.

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About the Solid Waste Task Force
The Solid Waste Task force (SWTF), comprised of the major studios and television networks, was formed in the early 1990s, following the passage of Assembly Bill 939 in 1989, to address resource conservation and reduce solid waste being sent to landfills. The SWTF member companies voluntarily implement waste diversion programs to reduce the environmental impact of solid waste, as well as assist local government in meeting the mandates of AB 939. Today, SWTF members meet regularly to collaborate on creating additional progressive environmental programs.

About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About the AMPTP
Since 1982, The Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) has been the primary trade association with respect to labor issues in the motion picture and television industry. The AMPTP negotiates 80 industry-wide collective bargaining agreements on behalf of over 350 motion picture and television producers (member companies include studios, broadcast networks, certain cable networks and independent producers).

For more information, contact:

MPAA Washington, D.C.
Chris Ortman
(202) 293-1966