Sustainable Services


There are a wealth of companies that provide goods and services for a more sustainable film industry, from energy audits and green IT suppliers to specialist location managers and a set re-cycling service. Look through our list of services to find people who can help your transition to green.

A handy summary, by category, of all sustainable services can be found here

Set-Exchange is in essence a ‘Freecycle’ for the theatre, television, film and the related industries. They are a free web-based message board where anyone can post items of unwanted set, props, costume or anything from a shoot or production that is no longer needed, making them available to the wider community to take away and re-use. Their aims are to promote a more sustainable industry, encourage reuse, and as a result help reduce landfill and waste.

Follow postings on the site through Twitter [@setexchange] or sign up to receive daily emails.


South East Media Network (SEMN)

SEMN supports the development of digital content companies in the South East of England and is based at Pinewood Film Studios. In 2011 this remit will extend beyond the South East to the UK and internationally. It runs a series of events to support company innovation, project development and market access whilst also being actively engaged in the green agenda.  SEMN commissioned the One Planet Challenge paper which highlighted key creative industry initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and promote environmental sustainability.

Spotless locations

Spotless locations offer a full range of sustainable services, from waste collection and recycling, catering and on-site cleaming. Specailising in film and television their credits range from Harry Potter, In the Loop to PeepShow.

Get in contact with Spotless for the perfect finish to a shoot.

Squid and Pear

Squid and Pear are pasisonate about food, providing top-notch seasonal and sustainable catering for film and tv shoots and events, with menus suitable for vegetarians, vegans and carnivores.


Vegware develops, manufactures and distributes a full range of completely compostable food packaging and catering disposables, perfect for film shoots. Our award-winning products are low-carbon, made from renewable or recycled materials, and all can be recycled along with food waste.