Tide Productions - ecoBiz case study

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Learn how our ecoBiz Star Partner Tide Productions reduced their waste and energy use.

The free ecoBiz program has assessed the waste, water and energy practices in hundreds of businesses in Queensland and developed case studies to help businesses improve their operations and save money through sustainability.

Tide Productions specialise in film, photography & animation. They have an award-winning film crew, a talented photography team and an animation crew that can create exclusive, beautiful and engaging content and are known for bringing wildest ideas to life.

 They are an ecoBiz Star Partner since 2016 in recognition of efforts made to reduce waste and energy use. The film industry commonly has a negative impact on the environment with daily single use consumption of water, food, and location requirement for filming days as well a large energy consumption. Tide productions are doing everything they can to reduce their impact & working towards having a 0 waste footprint. 

"THANKS TO ECOBIZ WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BRAINSTORM INITIATIVES WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS AND CONNECT WITH LIKEMINDED BUSINESSES. IT'S TRULY A NETWORK OF PASSIONATE PEOPLE STRIVING TO DO BETTER" LAUREN PANRUCKER, OWNER tIDE PRODUCTIONS


KEY INITIATIVES TO REDUCE ENERGY USE 

  • They installed 6.6kW rooftop solar panel and use energy-efficient lighting that can be controlled by an app in their office. 

  • Their office walls & ceilings are insulated which reduces heat ingress and their office air conditioning is set at 24°C 

  • Their company vehicles are chosen considerably. They bought Ford Mondeo which is reputed for its low fuel consumption. 

  • Their staff carpool to job sites and meetings and equipment is charged with the car 12V adaptor while travelling. 

 

KEY INITIATIVES TO REDUCE Waste

  • They use reusable batteries and all soft plastics are brought back to RedCycle bins 

  • They carefully choose catering to avoid single use cutlery and provide complimentary coffee to staff using keep-cups 

  • Metal, glass, paper & cardboard are recycled 

  • IT equipments are resold or donated. And reusable boxes are used for shopping. 

  • Files are shared via Google Drive with clients rather than printing or using USB. All runs sheets & scripts are not printed but are available on ipads & phones. 

  • Aluminium cans are used for water which are later recycled with ‘Containers for change’ 

  • Food is composted in the home tumbler.

 

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