Mission Thermocol – An Initiative From Neo Film School

As Gandhiji said, ‘be the change’. We at Neo, will not use Thermocol for any of our art direction works or set construction.. we have to find out an alternative for LIGHT BOUNCING without Thermocol during our shootings within 90 days..

We have to declare our campus as a Thermocol Free Campus within 90 days.. These three are the objectives we keep for this 90 days.
We are announcing a poster contest for Mission Thermocol # Awareness against White Killer. With a first prize of Rs.10000. It’s high time we remove Thermocol from our houses.. it’s sometimes shocking to see our Children are given school projects using Thermocol.

No waste management team (government or private) will take this material from your premises.. then what are we citizens supposed to do with these? It leads to a more important question .. Why should the government allow the market to sell such a material? Aren’t these questions to be asked? Can’t we find out answers for this? Next 90 days we put our level best to find answers .. And we strongly believe we can bring in a change, however little it may seem … WE BEGIN!
Jain Joseph (FTII, Pune | IIM, Ahmedabad)
Director, Neo Film School.



We at Neo hereby declares ”MISSION THERMOCOL”  through which we will find out an alternative for the usage of thermocol in film productions and visual designs within 90 days and the countdown begins today, 5th JUNE 2018, WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY.


Like plaster of Paris, thermocol has its own hazard. The convenience of this material has made us habitual and we can’t resist them. But the time has come to realize the bad effects of these material this saving our health and environment. Banning of polythenes or polythenes bag are always talked about but the thermocol which is a byproduct of polythene is not banned.

Thermoplastic compound in the thermocol is obtained by the polymerization of polythene. These are very light weight which floats on water and are non-biodegradable.

The hazards of thermocols are:

  1. They don’t decompose in the soil, thus make soil infertile.
  2. It releases poisonous gases on burning, which can cause respiratory problems, or even death, when inhaled.
  3. Tons of thermocol goes in water, being light in weight they cause marine debris.


A contest for film Students, Lighting technicians, Art Directors (Since consumption of thermocol in film industry, Art and design industry is highly alarming)

We understand it’s been used in other areas too, including student projects and we plan to move on to those territories after clearing the hazards from film Industry.

 This mission is launched by NEO MEDIA TRUST in Association with NEO FILM SCHOOL.