The movie industry is inherently wasteful. Their job is to recreate something in every small detail, shoot it, and then throw it away. High production value depends on props being new, recreations being authentic, and materials being cheap–but not cheap looking. From the disposable food containers used on set to the costumes on the actors’ backs, film is simply wasteful. That’s why I got really excited when I heard about “Filmport”:http://www.filmport.ca/, a new ecologically-sound megastudio under construction in Toronto.
http://www.thestar.com/article/287989") Of course, big ideas are never without critics and Filmport studio complex is no exception. The "main complaints":http://www.readingt.readingcities.com/index.php/toronto/comments/12115/ seem to be about the nature of the architecture and the financial feasibility of the project as a whole. As far as the economics are concerned I couldn't say, but the main building itself... Well, see for yourself: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/12/new_film_studio.php" for the catch.