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How to put together an eco-friendly and sustainable exhibition?
At Metro, we are committed with the idea of implementing green policies within our practices and we strongly believe this is a huge responsibility from us with our community. This is no easy task due to the nature of the photography as an art, where procedures and materials do not tend to be green per se; however, no matter how small the practices are they sure make a big difference to the planet.
We are constantly working on finding more eco-friendly products, procedures, and overall greener practices, as well as we encourage our clients to do the same. When specifically aiming to set up a sustainable exhibition, we try our best to put into practice environmentally friendly ideas, including:
Our packaging is predominantly recyclable, consisting of mostly paper and cardboard. We regularly promote the reuse of packaging and shipping materials such as the postal tubes, paper sleeves, and the bubble wrap – of course never compromising the packaging care and quality.
We try and send the majority of files digitally rather than providing USBs or disks.
Dedicating specific paper bins and recycle all paper and cardboard.
Charging for test prints to encourage people not to unnecessarily test and avoid paper waste when possible.
Promote printing artwork through Direct To Media (DTM) on reclaimed, recycled, our found materials.
Ensure our master printers lay out different up images files on one same page to reduce waste paper t o it’s minimal.
The support of our in-house bike couriers as opposed to motorised vehicles.
(In the case of group shows) give a date to send one delivery van so all exhibiting artists work can be delivered to the area in one go, as oppose to multiple journeys.
At Metro, we are committed with the idea of implementing green policies within our practices and we strongly believe this is a huge responsibility from us with our community. This is no easy task due to the nature of the photography as an art, where procedures and materials do not tend to be green per […]
Here are a few suggestions for you on how to be a greener and more conscious photographer and consumer: You could help us minimise the use of plastic bag by bringing your own one for collection of your order. Please, return the post tubes where your artwork was rolled if you don’t longer need them. […]
In Metro, we reuse packaging and shipping materials such as the postal tubes and the bubble wrap, yet never compromising the packaging care and quality. Also, we encourage our clients to do the same and to return the post tubes where their artwork was rolled if they don’t longer need them. In the same way, […]
To create a meaningful evaluation of our environmental impact we have concentrated our focus on the following areas: What legislation applies to us and how we are complying with it Future legal requirements that pose risks and opportunities to our business Past and present pollution incidents and potential pollution risks Raw materials – including materials […]
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