• Planet in Focus Film Festival
    • Newport Beach Film Festival
    • Surrey Environmental Film Festival
    • Tofino Film Festival
    • Thunder Bay Film Festival
    • World Community Film Festival
    • EcoFocus Festival
    • REEL Change Film Festival
    • Filmshift Festival
    • Salt Spring Film Festival
    • Vail Film Festival
    • Bend Film Festival
    • Princeton Environmental Film Festival
    • Atlanta DocuFest
    • Tallgrass Film Festival
    • Projecting Change Film Festival
    • Reel Earth Film Festival
    • Project Native Film Festival
    • Ruby Mountain Film Festival
    • Golden Film Festival
    • Seattle True Independent Film Festival
    • DocuFest
    • Green Film Fest Buenos Aires


Is it possible to live completely waste free? In this multi-award winning, festival favourite, partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the problem waste.  Even as Grant and Jen start to garner interest in their project, they struggle to find meaning in their minuscule influence on the large-scale environmental impacts of our “throw-away society”. Described as An Inconvenient Truth meets Super Size Me, The Clean Bin Project features laugh out loud moments, stop motion animations, and unforgettable imagery. Captivating interviews with renowned artist, Chris Jordan and TED Lecturer Captain Charles Moore, make this film a fun and inspiring call to individual action that speaks to crowds of all ages.

Awards and Festivals


  • Grand Prize, Gold Film Festival - 2012
  • Inspiring Community Action Award, Princeton Environmental Film Festival - 2012
  • Best Environmental Documentary Feature, Atlanta DocuFest, 2012
  • Audience Choice, Reel Earth Film Festival, 2012
  • Best Canadian Documentary, Projecting Change Film Festival - 2011
  • Blue Sky Tribute Award, Vail Film Festival - 2011
  • Mobi Award Journalism Media, Recycling Council of British Columbia - 2010
  • Best Conservation Film, Bend Film Festival - 2011
  • Grand Prize, FilmShift Film Festival - 2011 
  • Runner Up Audience Choice Doc, Tallgrass Film Festival - 2011

Official Selection

  • World Community Film Festival - 2012
  • EcoFocus Festival - 2012
  • Princeton Environmental Film Festival - 2012
  • ´╗┐Salt Spring Film Festival - 2012
  • Reel Earth Film Festival - 2012
  • Newport Beach Film Festival - 2011
  • Planet in Focus Film Festival - 2011
  • Tofino Film Festival - 2011
  • Planet in Focus Film Festival - 2011
  • Newport Beach Film Festival - 2011
  • Surrey Environmental Film Festival - 2011
  • Tofino Film Festival - 2011
  • Thunder Bay Film Festival - 2011
  • REEL Change Film Festival - 2011
  • Filmshift Festival - 2011
  • Vail Film Festival - 2011
  • Tallgrass Film Festival - 2011
  • Projecting Change Film Festival - 2011
  • Project Native Film Festival - 2011
  • Bend Film Festival - 2011
  • plus more

Exhibition Format:      BluRay, DVD, HDCamSR 
Running Time:            76 minutes (feature length), 53 minutes (student cut)
Closed Captioned:       yes (feature length)
Subtitles:                   French, Spanish and Mandarin (pending) on seperate disks - please request.


A Production of: PegLeg Films
Directed and Edited by:        
Grant Baldwin
Co-Produced by: Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer
Original Music by: Phontaine
Additional Music by: Jon and Roy, Mark Attack, Aaron Cadwaladr, & Sinewave



The Clean Bin Project was shot in 24p on the Panasonic HVX and the Canon 5D MarkII. Timelapses were shot with a Canon 5D MarkII and a GoPro HD.  Additional footage was supplied by Charles Moore (footage of plastics in the ocean and his work at sea); Chris Jordan (high resolution images of his art); Metro Vancouver; the Library of Vancouver Archives; City of Vancouver Archives; and CBC TV.