Tuesday 4 August 2020

Sony Pictures Entertainment moves to phase out single-use plastics

Sony Pictures Entertainment moves to phase out single-use plastics

Sony Pictures Entertainment has committed to eliminating single-use plastics for all business operations by 2025.

This will begin with the elimination of single-use plastic water bottles across its global facilities starting from this autumn - alternatives to plastic water bottles, such as recyclable aluminium cans, will be used when reusable options are not available.

The entertainment division of Sony Corporation has also announced new 'aggressive' targets to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by an additional 25% by 2025.

This will be achieved by investing in solar energy and efficient battery storage systems.

John Rego, Vice President of Sustainability for Sony Pictures Entertainment, said: "Now we’re setting an even higher bar for the next five years, building on our progress and expanding our efforts to reduce the impact of content creation internationally while eliminating single-use plastics.”

Craig Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Global Real Estate, Facilities at Sony Pictures Entertainment, commented: "At Sony Pictures we are proud to now powering our stages with onsite solar electricity.

"Over the next 5 years, we will continue to invest in renewable energy, provide sustainable workspaces to attract and retain talent, and further reduce our environmental impact."

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Bruna Pinhoni

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