Cape Town is the number one destination in South Africa for International companies to come and shoot their advertisements and because of this, our industry has become a billion dollar industry in South Africa. But, there is a HUGE down side as this industry is not GREEN and it is a massive problem.
Plastic Water Bottles
One of the main reasons this industry has to go GREEN is because of the amount of plastic that is used on set.
For example, my personal ‘pet-hate’ are PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES. If 5 Cape Town Catering companies each feed 300 crew per day that is 1500 people per day. Each of these people drink, let’s say, 5 small plastic bottles of water per day (often is is much, much more) and they do this 5 days a week for 6 months. This means that, in the Summer months in the Cape, 225 000 plastic bottles are being thrown away and not biodegrading.
Then of course, there are the Winter months and more plastic water bottles. Then there are all the dreadful polystyrene take-away containers and poly cups that caterers use on set too. The list of non-environmentally friendly products used on set is endless…
I think of this and I shudder. So, we at Alex’s Catering are going to be using big water coolers from Oasis Water instead of using so many plastic bottles.
We’re always trying to come up with solutions to lots of problems and trying to make this industry aware and as green as possible.
We use biodegradable take-away containers (for all the running meals we do and for when the crew don’t have time to sit and eat, their food is put in take away containers). We no longer use polystyrene on set AT ALL and we also use biodegradable serviettes and biodegradable cutlery from Green Home.
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SASSI Green List
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