Taking Entertainment Business Online Could Lead to A More Sustainable Future

Whilst it should go without saying that we should all be looking for ways towards a more sustainable future, in this article we’ll be focusing on the entertainment industry alone. This industry is not one of the biggest polluters, that title goes to the transport and fashion industries, however, with some tweaking its footprint could be reduced. One of the tweaks that could make a huge difference is moving certain parts of the industry online. We’ll explore the difference this could make with regards to lowering carbon footprints, reducing landfills, and removing single-use plastics.

Reducing Landfill

All of us enjoy heading off on holiday and many of us will choose to stay in a resort. They’re the perfect simple holiday, as you can entertain yourself, eat, drink and lounge in the sun without ever having to leave. The allure of large resorts in locations such as Macau and Las Vegas is undeniable. Not only do they have expansive casinos to play in, but they also have events taking place night and day. It could be a pool party, a variety show, or an A-list performer. Whichever we choose to do, there’s no shame in spending hard-earned money enjoying ourselves. However, some of the resorts that we visit might not have the same green credentials as others. One of the big problems that resorts face, particularly the large-scale ones, is with landfills. Oftentimes resorts will offer their guests free snacks whilst they play or pour out trays of beverages to offer around. These refreshments don’t always end up being used and once they’ve been out for a while, health and safety standards say it’s necessary to throw them away.

In the case of casino resorts, moving the casino element to an online model would mean that all of this waste could simply be removed. The argument against this is that some of the experience of a real casino might be lost in translation. However, with the advent of live dealer blackjack casinos, it’s possible to get incredibly close to the feeling of a real casino, whilst maintaining an online-only presence. Live dealer casinos film a real croupier dealing cards, counting chips, or whatever else is necessary to help the game run smoothly. This footage is captured by several different cameras and live-streamed to players at home. This enables them to see all angles of the action and feel as though they are at a real casino without having to physically be there. A complete guide to what these live dealer blackjack casinos are, as well as a comprehensive review of each operator that offers them, including how this game works and FAQs, can be found on the site. Not only does this remove the waste from refreshments, but it can also dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of a casino company.

Lowering Carbon Footprint

It’s not only resorts that could see their carbon footprint lowered by moving their business to an online model, many companies in the entertainment industry could see similar effects. For example, museums and art galleries had to think outside the box to bring art and culture to those who were unable to visit during the pandemic. These companies invested a great deal of time and money in photographing their collections. These high-definition photographs and videos were uploaded to private sections of the website where customers could pay to view them. Virtual tours of historic collections became possible seemingly overnight, meaning that online learning was made accessible for everybody with an internet connection. As well as levelling the playing field in terms of who could view important artifacts and works of art, this also helped reduce the carbon footprint of the museums and galleries. Instead of people flying from all over the world to view the artwork, they could see close up (sometimes, even more, close up than in real life) the very same artwork. Thinking outside the box in this respect has meant that these virtual tours are certainly here to stay and are making a difference for people and the planet.

Removing Single-Use Plastics

Single-use plastics are dangerous for the planet

Finally, one of the big buzzwords in sustainability over the past couple of years has been ‘single-use’, with single-use plastics being a source of much media attention. As the name suggests, these plastics were designed to have only one use in their lifetime before being discarded and the worst part is, they’re largely not recyclable, for example, drinking straws or crisp packets. By moving entertainment businesses online, for example, cinemas, casinos, and art galleries, the consumable products that customers buy get removed and so does the packaging along with them. Whilst that may be an income stream lost for the business, the savings that they make by not having to have such large overheads on physical buildings can more than offset that cost.

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