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Fifty Shades Freed celebrated for going green!

May 15, 2018 | News, Reel Green

Learn how Fifty Shade Freed worked to divert 75% of set waste and donated 288 tonnes of materials to local non-profits and charities.

Reel Green is excited to share this news from NBCUniversal at Green Is Universal! The anticipated blockbuster, Fifty Shades Freed (coming out this Friday, February 9th!), donated 288 tonnes of set materials to local schools, non-profits, and other productions. The film was shot in Vancouver and worked locally with Sustainable Lockup to make this happen! They also worked with Recycled Movie Sets in LA to recirculate set materials. Some local BC non-profits who received donations from the production were Habitat for Humanity ReStoreGreat Northern Way Scene ShopMakerLabs, and Squamish Arts Council

Combined with their on set recycling efforts, 99% of the trilogy’s sets were kept out of landfills.

Read more about Fifty Shades Freed's accomplishments in sustainable production here, including how the production also achieved a 75% diversion rate of set waste!
Congrats and a big shout out to Green Is Universal for their commitment to a sustainable motion picture industry!