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How Can Film Studios and Media Channels Recycle Equipment

Updated: Jul 31, 2022


Are you recycling your Film Equipment?

Film studios are always innovating new ideas bringing new content to our screens whether that's TV Programmes, commercials, or Oscar-winning movies. with technology evolving faster than ever before and film studios buying state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, the question is are they recycling redundant film equipment securely and ethically?

It is vital in the TV and Film Industry to recycle related items to filming properly from audio and video equipment, stage lighting, and Film Set Props at the end of their shoot. It is essential for studios by-laws to recycle their end-of-life equipment to protect the environment and also for GDPR security.

How Much Waste Does The Film Industry Produce?

The film industry purchases large volumes of materials and WEEE Electronic equipment, that can eventually find its way to landfills or even pile over time cluttering the film sets place of work, affecting the environment and office space in a negative way.

When using the wrong processes of disposal can result in high risks of sensitive data being exposed. This can be from various films production devices such as Laptop, Desktop Hard drives and camera data storage devices.

Vice has released an article "Behind Every Film Production Is a Mess of Environmental Wreckage" and how it's progressively becoming a global issue.

How film studios should dispose of and recycle equipment?

Films and movie industries by law need to use WEEE electronic Recycling Centres or ITAD Waste Recycling Centres to ethically dispose of and recycle equipment. Click here for more information about electronic WEEE Recycling or ITAD Recycling


This infographic will give an idea of how SMS Recycling ethically and safely processes Electronic and WEEE Electronic equipment.

What Is Our Duty Of Care?

We collect and recycle all unwanted electronic equipment and aim to keep Britain and the world environmentally tidy, SMS Recycling goes by a zero-landfill policy to prevent third-world countries from being affected by electronic waste. We work alongside the environment agency to ensure our processes are up to date and managed efficiently to today's WEEE/ITAD and Decommissioning Recycling regulations.

Don't hesitate to get in contact with us.

Our dedicated team member will help assist you with instant communication via our telephone - 01276 20916 or Email -

we have worked with many organisations in Film, Radio and TV Sectors

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1 Comment

Peter Don't Care
Peter Don't Care
Feb 16, 2022

Just by chance I watched a video Monday night about e-scooter battery's exploding which put the frightners on me, because I had one stored in my flat since last year. The chances are very remote of them exploding, but I couldn't take that risk, so I decided I needed to get it recycled maybe, and fast. Didn't want to hang around for a long haul e-bay sale either. And because I brought the scooter with some winnings I made on the horses it cushioned the blow of letting it go a little easier. The very first recycling site I came across was SMSrecycling so I contacted them immediately. And amazingly within a few days my Pure e-scooter was picked up…

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