With an ever-increasing number of documents within a film supply chain, coupled with the urgent need to move towards a low carbon economy, the film industry has a duty of care and must play its part.
According to The Environmental Paperwork Network (EPN) and their report called, The State of The Global Paper Industry | Shifting Seas: New Challenges and opportunities for forests, People and the Climate. (Report attached in the appendix), use of paper has risen by 400% in the last 40 years.
Paper manufacturing is one of the worst offenders when it comes to pollution. The paper industry is the fifth largest consumer of energy in the world. This over-use of paper has a huge impact on a company’s carbon footprint – not just from the chopping down of trees to make the paper, but also on the fossil fuel power used for printing, and the chemicals involved along with the water footprint and waste footprint.