Tyneside Cinema is committed to ongoing action to minimise the impact of our activities on the environment.
We aim to:
All employees must ensure that they minimise their individual environmental impact. We occupy a unique and valuable historic building, and it is the responsibility of every employee to look after both the building itself and our immediate environment.
Our Environmental Policy is reviewed annually.
We have a dedicated 'Green Team' of employees from across Tyneside Cinema, Tyneside Bar Café and Vicolo. Our Green Team regularly meets to discuss ways we can work together to meet the aims contained in our Environmental Policy.
Tyneside Cinema - including Tyneside Bar Café, Vicolo and the Tyneside Coffee Rooms - is committed to year-on-year improvement to reduce our total waste, reuse where we can and recycle more.
We separate our waste into mixed recyclate (including plastic bottles, glasses and tubs, cardboard, metal cans, newspapers, telephone directories, magazines and paper including letters, flyers, leaflets and white envelopes), glass and general waste.
All Tyneside Cinema's disposable coffee cups are recyclable. Vicolo coffee cups are also biodegradable.
Unclaimed spectacles in our lost property glasses are taken to Specsavers who reuse and/or recycle them.
Our technical team recycle all batteries, and we recycle all our printer cartridges in aid of Great North Air Ambulance.
We aim to increase our recycling by a minimum of 10% over the next two years through reviewing our purchasing and operations, as well as helping our staff and customers to recycle more.
Tyneside Cinema is proud to have achieved 3-star Creative Green certification in recognition of its commitment to managing its carbon footprint and improving its environmental impacts. Despite increased activity across the whole organisation, we are proud to have reduced our total greenhouse gas emissions and we are committed to ongoing improvement.
Creative Green environmental certification was developed by Julie's Bicycle specifically for the creative sector. Its purpose is to recognise commitment and achievement, track progress over time and inspire organisations to do more.
The certification uses a point-scoring system to assess environmental commitment, understanding and improvement. By achieving Creative Green certification and showing year-on-year improvement, we are joining the UK creative industries' response to climate change and environmental sustainability.
Our current Creative Green Certificate is on display in our Box Office alongside our current Display Energy Certificate.
It was a great privilege to be given access to the Classic Cinema for our recent filming in connection with the BBC2 production of United. The Classic is a unique and outstanding venue which we would have struggled to match anywhere in the country. It was a great pleasure filming at the Tyneside Cinema and we were very grateful for the support and help we received.