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Tenerife Film Commission draws up a ten-point good practice guide for sustainable film production

The document is a guideline to make national and international productions on the Island more eco-friendly

Tenerife Film Commission has drawn up a ten-point guide with recommendations to make shoots on the Island more sustainable. The aim of the document is to be a guideline to make national and international shoots more environment-friendly and it is based on the idea that sustainability involves a balanced economic growth, social inclusion and environment protection. The ten-point guide, available in Spanish, English and German, can be downloaded on tenerifefilm.com/greenshooting

The guide suggests actions to be carried out at the different usual phases of film production, from preproduction to postproduction. So, in the section Responsible Location Scouting, the recommendation is to use as few locations as possible and aim for them to be within a short distance; get the appropriate information on the rules governing them and take into account the effects the shooting may have on the place.

Communication is another section in the ten-point guide, and the aim is to inform of and determine the objectives and measures to be implemented by the different departments regarding sustainability, as well as giving publicity to the experience and the environmental results obtained. The third point in the document, deals with the protection of locations and their surroundings, which involves signposting the areas to be occupied, minimizing noise and light pollution, or encouraging local employment. Finding accommodation near locations, avoiding the use of cars individually, planning the use of shared transport and less polluting or electrical vehicles are some of the good practices included in the ten-point guide regarding transport.

To meet the recommendations in the document, catering should be hired from a company that is close to the location, making sure it encourages buying local and seasonal products and uses bio-degradable or re-usable tableware. Regarding materials, it suggests hiring rather than buying the elements necessary for the shoot, purchasing materials that hold eco-friendly certificates or cutting down on the use of paper and printing.

Reduce, reuse & recycle

Avoiding disposable products, encouraging reusing materials and composting organic waste, planning the size and number of rubbish bins or designing a waste management system by reaching agreements with local authorities, are some of the points included in section 7, which is headed Reduce, reuse & recycle

To reduce energy waste, turning lights off when they are not needed, not having electronic devices in stand-by, unplugging chargers after using them or using low-energy light bulbs are some of the suggestions made concerning electric power. Point 9 in the document deals with water and it includes advice on how to avoid individual water bottles, providing reusable bottles and refilling points or establishing measures to reduce water volume in toilet flushes and washbasins.

The ten-point guide ends with an entry called Environmental Monitoring, which includes actions like defining functions regarding sustainability in crews, hiring a professional to carry out the environmental monitoring of the production, designing an environmental monitoring plan, calculating the carbon footprint or compensating the emissions directly or through associations, foundations or local companies.

More information at

Tenerife Film Commission

0034 647 346 462



The circular economy acceleration program will be held in Tenerife

It will take place on November 5-9, and 15 entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to participate



Dyrecto Consultores organizes the 40th edition of Mentor Day, which this year is aimed at companies related to circular economy and recycling concepts, and they will receive free support and advice over a five-day period.  It will be an opportunity to meet with 70 experts who will individually review the projects related to circular economy.

Mentor Day focuses on this new program, which is held in Tenerife for companies from both Spain and other countries, to encourage innovation focused on circular economy. It seeks to bring together companies working on circular economy concepts, technology companies, and startups, to promote the exchange of ideas and the development of disruptive products and processes in the industry.

During the acceleration week, members of the selected projects will have personalized expert mentoring and networking activities aimed at facilitating their inclusion and subsequent growth in the market.

It is an excellent opportunity to overcome difficulties with the help of leading specialists in financing, law, business, branding, IP, insurance, marketing, sales, strategy, and business models.

More information at:

Dyrecto Consultores

Tel.: 0034 922 88 23 60