A CHILDREN’S television show that is made in Bournemouth has been awarded a top score for sustainability.

Pop Paper City earned an impressive score of 94 per cent sustainability score and a coveted three-star Albert Certification.

The animated show follows a group of paper friends who live in Pop Paper City.

The group finds new ways to have fun together, including playing pirates, building theme parks and exploring outer space.

They learn from Helping Hand, who helps them craft something they can use on their adventures.

Produced by Lovelove films, the show is distributed globally by Aardman and is shown on Channel 5’s Milkshake!

The animated series aims to serve as a gateway to creativity and imagination for children, through an emphasis on sustainable principles woven into storylines.

This includes reducing, reusing and recycling, hoping to inspire children to become eco-conscious from an early age, highlighting renewable energy and eco-friendly transport options.

The studio, which is in Calvin Road, Winton, said it is also committed to sustainable production practices, too.

Senior studio team members underwent ‘comprehensive’ training from Albert and the Carbon Literacy Project to make sure production aligned with environmental objectives.

It said it circulates green memos to teams and partners, promoting following sustainable practices throughout animation production.

Lovelove also used paper offcuts for future crafting endeavours, while using eco-friendly transportation options for talent.

Pop Paper City has invested in habitat restoration and wildlife conservation projects.

The series supports initiatives aimed at restoring various habitats, including wildflower meadows and woodlands.

It also offsets its environmental impact through tree planting initiatives, to help preserve wildlife habitats in the UK.

The 3D show is distributed to more than 175 territories, including, ABC, BBC Studios and Warner.

Each episode is 11 minutes long and features live action montages with the unique paper characters voiced by real children. 

Pop Paper City has been recognised with accolades including the Highly Commended Award for Best Preschool Program at the Broadcast Awards in 2024 as well as a Royal Television Award in 2023.