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How Does MOMO Theatre Care for the Environment?

Our Touring Vehicle

As a touring theatre company, we travel all over the country. So the biggest proportion of our carbon footprint is caused by our vehicle emissions.

After a lot of research, we found out that a diesel would be more fuel-efficient for long journeys than a hybrid vehicle. Unfortunately, the electric motor on a hybrid wouldn’t be in use often enough during long journeys.

It was recommended that we should use bio-diesel. This is diesel from made from plants – so the plants soak up greenhouse gases as they grow.

But there is a serious issue with bio-diesel: if it is farmed on a large scale, the amount of land for food agriculture, particularly in poorer countries, may be diminished. So, we decided to use bio-diesel from 100% waste oil from chip fryers etc.

All the waste oil is collected, processed and sold locally (within a few miles of our company base) – so it doesn’t have to be transported round the world.

Electricity Use

None of our shows require electricity.

MOMO Theatre is run from a home office – so there’s no extra heating or lighting needed. And all the lightbulbs are low-energy ones.

We have switched our electricity supply to a 100% renewable energy tariff.

Waste Reduction

Office
Thanks to the internet and emails, we only use paper for invoices, and teachers’ packs. All the paper we use is recycled.
We haven’t had a publicity brochure printed for about 3 years. When we did, and if we have to again, we use soya-based inks on recycled paper.

Shows
Our shows are extremely light on props and create hardly any waste. What waste we do create is very minimal – and all of that is recyclable or compostable.

If there’s anything you think we could do, please let us know.

 

 


 
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