MasterChef, the world's largest food programme and amateur cocktail competition produced by Endemol Shine Finland, filmed it's 5th season in the Helsinki area during summer and autumn 2017. Stena acted as waste management and recycling partner for the program.
Despite careful planning there is still a lot of waste generated during the shooting of a large food programme. Waste occurs in the building up and removal of sets and of course with the food itself so recycling should be made as easy and smooth as possible in a hectic shooting environment.
For the construction and demolition of the recording studio, Stena delivered building material separately to the studio in order to properly sort and recycle the waste. During the filming of the programme, the studio sorted metal, cardboard, glass, bio-waste and energy waste. In addition, mixed waste had its own containers. The containers were emptied once a week and the studio always had one container free for recycling.
Prior to the start of production, recycling was carefully planned out with the entire working group, and the containers received from Stena were carefully positioned in order to make the recycling of waste easy and trouble-free. The program was mainly shot in a studio environment, although one of the episodes was shot in an outdoor location at Töölöntor, for which a separate recycling plan was prepared. Stena delivered separate recycling containers for sorting biowaste and mixed waste. All the containers used in the task were biodegradable, so very little waste was generated.
The sorting was made easy for the workgroup during both the building and demolition of the studio and during filming. Taking care of environmental issues and the sorting of waste is important in production - Cooperation with Stena was easy and smooth
The MasterChef studio sorted metal, cardboard, glass, energy waste and mixed waste.