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Strictly come dancing and plastic

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NoLeslie · 07/10/2018 09:39

Watched Strictly last night and I know the sets are all part of the glitz of the show. But when the you tube lad came on, they had loads of balloons and it struck me how fecking wasteful it is. When you've got other BBC shows looking at how we are drowning in plastic.

AIBU to think tv shows should use projectors/technology instead of plastic to create sets for a 5 minute dance?

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HoraceWimpIsThisYourLife · 07/10/2018 09:42

Yanbu but nothing will change.

I always think the same of Instagram influencers etc. They post about being vegan and changing the world etc but then get shit loads of beauty products sent to them, all plastic

CatsCatsCats11 · 07/10/2018 09:42

Balloons will biodegrade.

PinkSparklyPussyCat · 07/10/2018 09:47

It depends what they are made of but even biodegradeable latex balloons can take up to 4 years

creamcheeseandlox · 07/10/2018 10:04

And all the glitter etc. All single use plastic.

Stonebake · 07/10/2018 10:10

The glitter could be the biodegradable stuff I suppose. I insisted on buying that for my dd’s craft box and it was £££. She emptied the fucking things within a day. I now just say no glitter.

Aragog · 07/10/2018 10:24

Glitter can definitely be plastic free. We use it at school. It is however much dearer.

girlalmighty · 07/10/2018 10:28
Sparklingbrook · 07/10/2018 10:29

I thought this would be about slebs that possibly had had some work done.

NotAQueef · 07/10/2018 10:32

I think I read that the sequins and glitter this year are ecofriendly

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams · 07/10/2018 10:38

Dance costumes don't (usually) use sequins — on the proper ones it's crystals. And they'll generally be sold on afterwards, although I suppose the theme week ones are worse for that.

ApolloandDaphne · 07/10/2018 10:44

They are very green. They have banned the use of single use plastic bottles on the set and use Burts Bees biodegradable glitter and biodegradable wipes. They are committed to making the show as green as possible.

NoLeslie · 07/10/2018 11:36

Thanks Apollo. That is good to know. And it is not like I'm at all perfect, I just feel a bit like we are all fighting a losing battle for the planet.

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