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Film sets are notoriously wasteful places. Big movies can generate 225 tons of scrap metal, nearly 50 tons of construction and set debris, and 72 tons of food waste. But Hollywood crews are starting to change their ways — and the results could have surprising effects on their bottom lines. That's the key take-away from a study recently released by PGA Green, the nonprofit formed by the Producers Guild of America in 2009 to spread awareness about how filmmakers can go green. The research is the first of its kind to be published by the nonprofit. "We're getting to a place where we can see the future of it as a cost-cutting method," said Scott Franklin,...