• 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.



  • Best Environmental Documentary Feature, Atlanta DocuFest
  • Best Feature Film, Golden Film Festival
  • Grand Prize Best of Show, Filmshift Festival
  • Audience Choice, Reel Earth Film Festival
  • Best Canadian Documentary, Projecting Change
  • Best Conservation Film, Bend Film Festival
  • Runner Up Audience Choice Best Documentary, Tallgrass Film Festival
  • Inspiring Community Action Award,  Princeton Environmental Film Festival
  • Blue Sky Tribute Award, Vail Film Festival 
  • MOBI Award (Journalism/Media), Recycling Council of BC


Welcome to CBC Fans

If you just discovered us through CBC Radio or CBC TV today, then welcome!

The Clean Bin Project was a zero waste challenge that became an award-winning documentary film (released in 2010, and now available on TV, itunes, and DVD)

Just Eat It is our current project on food waste. Please check out the official Just Eat It movie website at www.foodwastemovie.com.


DVDs Available

Wahoo! Home DVDs of The Clean Bin Project are finally available!

In Canada, you can get them on Amazon.ca. Everywhere else, you can buy direct through our website.

We are happy to say that our DVDs come in a 100% recycled cardboard case printed with soy inks. The DVDs themselves are, of course, plastic, but at the end of their life you can always mail them back to us for recycling if you don't have facilities near you.

Digital downloads through itunes in Canada and coming soon for everywhere else.


Back from New Zealand!

Grant and I spent 2 weeks in New Zealand last month. We had a fantastic time at the  Reel Earth Film Festival and were honoured to be the opening night film and then to win the Audience Choice Award. It's our 9th festival award and pretty fantastic end to our official festival run!

The people of Palmerston North were amazingly hospitable. By the end of the first week we had access to bicycles and a car, had been invited to 3 locals' homes for dinner, and were staying at someone's house while they were away for the weekend! The City organized a run of events for us throughout the week, so we got to speak to hundreds of school children as well as government employees about waste reduction and compare how resources differ from Canada.

We met a bunch of great filmmakers from all over the world including Joel Heath who directed People of a Feather and who, it turns out, lives just a block away from us back here in Vancouver.

Thanks again to the festival and all involved for making it a memorable trip!