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The freecycle style website for Theatre, TV, Film and Event production.

We throw so many productions into a skip. We're wasting huge amounts of good materials and with funding cuts and austerity why do we continue to waste? We may not have use for it, but someone else might. What if you were able to rummage in someone else's skip and find yourself a second hand show floor, a set of flats, a sofa or some scrap timber, putting someone else's waste to good use?

Set-Exchange.co.uk provides just this with a message board, where any unwanted items that you have can be posted and made available to the wider community to re-home and re-use. It doesn't cost anything to use, it saves the planet and it benefits us all.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We all know being eco in our industry is hard. We all know that. There are more services available to us in production to help these days, such as recycling your set, but that is in itself wasteful. The analogy is why smash a glass bottle for recycling, only to turn it into another glass bottle? Surely it make much more sense just to wash and reuse the existing bottle?

Reuse uses far less energy, it creates far less waste, and it saves us time and money through not having to rebuild the same stock items time and time again. Why would you scrap a perfectly good masking flat, or set of steps, or costume? You may not have the space to store the item, so pass it on. You never know, next time you need it, you might just be able to get it back again!

We want to promote and advance a Zero Waste philosophy within our industries, and to help to make them more sustainable through the sharing our resources.

Set-Exchange supports SiPA

Please visit www.SiPA.org.uk and show your commitment to their goals.

The Sustainability in Production Alliance