Amazon’s new hit show, Lord of the rings: Ring of power, bring up Viewers will once again return to another gorgeous world filmed in New Zealand. But the country’s pristine landscape may be suffering under this and other works. Workers Talking to Guardians He explained the huge amount of waste and the lack of consideration for the local environment.
The Guardian analyzed photos from the set and looked at leaked internal communications from the show’s environmental team. They also interviewed production workers who spoke anonymously about their concerns about the environmental impact of recent production in New Zealand.
“If big companies want to come to this country and take advantage of the beauty that’s here, [there’s a duty] “It’s to keep it beautiful,” Joe (aka) told The Guardian. I feel like I’m being used.”
To create a set, ring of power The production crew later used discarded plastic to build a large-scale fake environment. A leaked internal communication shows how the environmental team struggled with how much stuff was thrown away. was generating enough waste to bury about 4.5 times as much. Another internal memo stated that production generated him 390 tons of landfill waste.
Not a show to cut corners: The budget was huge, according to reports this spring $465 million.
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According to The Guardian, the studio has tried to offset some of this. The crew uses reusable bottled water and he is encouraged to eat a vegetarian meal at least once a week. Other initiatives include electric vehicle charging stations, paper and battery recycling. However, crew members who spoke to The Guardian didn’t think that was enough to offset the vast amount of trash created.
“These massive ice and rock wall sets are broken into a million pieces,” the worker told the Guardian. “If someone goes in and sits outside one of these big productions and sees how many skip bins are coming out each day … trucks and truck loaded polystyrene and wood and everything else into plastic It mixes…and it actually creates a hole in the ground where it’s thrown.”
Then there was the logistics of moving workers around New Zealand with their equipment. While some of the sets are manufactured, the show will also feature the natural settings of the New Zealand islands, such as Denizhi Bluffs, towering limestone cliffs surrounded by lush forests. people magazineThe show also featured Mount Kidd. The mountains look like in a fairy tale, with snow and beautiful lakes. People Magazine reported that the crew flew by helicopter several at a time and arrived in the area to film.
In a written statement to The Guardian, an Amazon spokesperson wrote: Lord of the rings: Ring of power Even during the pandemic, they met or exceeded industry standards. The company claims it complies with the country’s environmental laws, and said many of the materials used during production were donated or recycled.
of August 2021,Amazon announced that ring of powerproduction will move to the UK for the second season. It remains to be seen if environmental concerns will follow the show into its new home.