• 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


Charles Moore in Hits Vancouver

Famed scientist and TED lecturer Captain Charles Moore is in Vancouver right now! We're pretty excited that one of our eco-heroes (and star of our film) is able to make an in person appearance in our hometown. Come join us and Captain Moore at one of these locations for a great talk and signing of his new book Plastic Ocean.

All events are free to the public and proceeds benefit Algalita Marine Research Foundation.

  • Wed, Feb 1      4:30pm SFU Downtown. Labatt Hall, Room 1700.
  • Thurs, Feb 2    4:30 Capilano University, Main Theatre.
  • Thurs, Feb 2    7:30pm Science World (sold out)
  • Fri, Feb 3        12:00pm UBC. Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 182 Register at http://charlesmoore.eventbrite.com/
  • Then he's heading to Kamloops.

Hope you can make it!


Winter Break

We've had a super busy Fall and are glad to be moving into winter. If you're in Red Lake, Ontario, you can catch The Clean Bin Project on Dec 3rd. If your university already has an educational license, be sure to let us know when you're having public screenings - we'll put it up on our screenings page to help attract more folks.

We have more festivals and community shows coming in the new year. In the meantime, if you're thinking zero waste this holiday season, check out our blog for ideas on low impact gifts and wrapping alternatives.




Southern and Coastal Charm

We had to split up for the first time last weekend. I headed to Tofino for the Tofino Film Festival and Grant headed to Wichita for the Tallgrass Film Festival. Both of us had fabulous times.

Tofino plays starts playing movies at 4pm, so I had plenty of time for relaxing and beach walking before film watching.The organizers work so hard to get great films and to get directors out to their gorgeous town, and it really showed. I got to see a slew of really good movies including How to Die in Oregon which won the Grand Prize at Sundance, so we were in pretty good company.

Grant missed his connecting flight and ended up renting a car and driving into Wichita at 3:30am, but it was reportedly all uphill from there. Despite his lack of sleep, he participated in a filmmakers meet and greet, a panel discussion, and had Q and A at a sold out screening. When he got home, he wouldn't stop talking about the welcoming people and the abundance of friendly volunteers and great food.

Better yet, although Kansas is apparently the worst state for sustainability, our film was really well recieved, and we garnered runner up for audience choice for Best Documentary!