As digital migration continues, the media industries face the challenge of how to dispose of sensitive film and tape. Beyond issues of branding, licensing and copyright are the environmental consequences of sending hundreds of tonnes of plastics and metals to landfill.
Think of it this way, every reel of tape or tape cassette ever dumped since the middle 1950’s is still there – either whole or in fragments. As these degrade over decades (and it’ll take many), their constituent properties such as polyethylene terephthalate, chromium and other phthalate-laden chemicals move into the soil and water table.
Our service is designed to address these problems through a combination of harvesting useful poly-plastics and non-ferrous metals for re-use while recovering remaining materials for the generation of greener energy. This approach not only better solves the disposal issue, but also serves to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
Our UK operations are accredited to the Federation Against Copyright Theft and we are licensed by The Environment Agency.
We can collect from anywhere and we can take care of items already stored with us – so when you’re ready to move on from film and tape, we can help you do so in the greenest, most responsible way possible.
Also, for every 2.5 metric tonnes of waste we process, we commission the charity Trees For Cities to plant a tree in an urban space.