Baftas go green: Film and TV bosses will ditch goodie bags, recycle the red carpet and urge stars to ‘dress sustainable’ in bid to make this year’s ceremony ‘carbon neutral’
- London organisers want Bafta 2020 ceremony to be ‘completely carbon neutral’
- They have banned traditional goodie bags and single-use plastic
- Guests will be served a vegan starter and pudding as part of awards meal
The Bafta movie awards are going green – recycling the red carpet and urging guests to dress ‘sustainably’.
Organisers want the ceremony in London on Sunday night to be completely ‘carbon neutral’ – even though many film stars are expected to travel by plane from the US and other countries.
Bafta chiefs have banned goodie bags and single-use plastic. They will be serving guests a vegan starter and pudding as part of the awards meal.
The Bafta movie awards are going green this year – recycling the red carpet and urging guests to dress ‘sustainably’
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the ceremony with stars including Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie expected to fly in.
Last year’s Bafta nominees, including Olivia Colman and Lady Gaga, were treated to a huge goodie bag containing champagne and beauty products.
This year stars will be given a ‘gifting wallet’ made of ‘recycled plastic material’ which will contain ‘portable’ presents.
A-list actresses, who usually arrive in bespoke designer gowns, have been advised to wear something they have worn before or hire a frock.
Bafta chairman Dame Pippa Harris has encouraged those jetting into the UK to ‘offset their travel’ where possible.
Prince William and wife Kate (left) and actress Olivia Colman (right) are pictured on the red carpet at last year’s Bafta award ceremony in London