The Clean Bin Project

a competition where less is more

The Clean Bin Project is about a regular couple and their quest to answer the question 'is it possible to live completely waste free?'

Partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a comedic battle to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least amount of garbage in an entire year. Their light-hearted competition is set against a compelling examination of the sobering problem of waste in our 'throw-away' society.

Featuring interviews with renowned artist and TED lecturer, Chris Jordan and marine pollution expert, Captain Charles Moore, The Clean Bin Project presents the serious topic of waste reduction with optimism, humor, and inspiration for individual action.

In a humorous way, the film provides the viewer with many positive action impulses, examples and suggestions on how waste can be reduced and avoided.

The jury liked the film's positive vision and mood throughout. The film is also technically convincing. The music was expressly praised.

Even if not all aspects are transferable one to one to all countries - "The Clean Bin Project" has the potential to teach the viewer personal responsibility and to encourage action.

The film was successfully screened at the Films for the Earth Festival 2018 and is well suited for use in upper school classes.

Director(s): Grant Baldwin
Script: Grant Baldwin, Jenny Rustemeyer
Production: Grant Baldwin, Jenny Rustemeyer, PegLeg Films
Music: Androo Mitchell, Soundtrax Music Services
Actors: Jenny Rustemeyer, Chris Jordan, Charles Moore, Arlene Lang, Luke Martin, David B. Starks, Lori B. Gosselin, Melissa Hayes, Breahna Giles, Gretchen Johnson, Shannon Casey, Grand Baldwin, Monica Duguid, Brian Burke, Andrew Urquiza, Bryan Radu Alita Parisotto, Pat McCarthy, Lynn Belanger, Greg Moore, Tyler Manson, Wendy Nichols, Peter Cech, Darryl Rustemeyer, Ric Mallett, Brayden Unwin, Glen Heese, Keith McLean, Eric Konkin, Keith Freeman, Nathalie Sanz, Danielle Bosaing, Chad McIntosh, Barb Summer, Mick Baldwin, Sue Scollen, Linda Baldwin
Year: 2010
Duration: 76 min
Our age recommendation: 12
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): French, Spanish
Country of origin: Canada
Shooting Locations: Canada
Screening rights: Filme für die Erde (Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein) | Peg Leg Films (Canada, United States)
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Main topic(s): Upcycling, Recycling + Waste
Secondary topics: art plastic recycling
Mentions: trash consumption landfills recycling marine pollution plastic zero waste littering
Topic Page(s): Upcycling, Recycling + Waste The nominated films of past Films for the Earth Festivals. Donated Films


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