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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Peg Leg Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 77 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2010
Available in French: No

....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?"

Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least amount of garbage in an entire year. Their light-hearted rivalry is set against a darker examination of the sobering problem of waste in North America. Even as they garner interest in their project and find themselves becoming unintentional zero-waste spokespeople, Jen and Grant struggle to find meaning in their seemingly minuscule impact on our “throw-away” society.

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

“People absolutely love it. It’s local, timely, fresh, and has a message of hope. We recommend it highly.”
- Joyce Rostron, VP of Green Ideas Network

“In my 11 years working in the biz, captioning local content, this has been one of the best-crafted, best-edited, complete “project” documentaries I’ve seen .”
- Steffani, Line21 Media Services Ltd


Awards:
Winner - Best Conservation Film - Bend Film Festival - 2011
Winner - Runner Up, Audience Choice Best Doc - Tallgrass Film Festival  - 2011
Grand Prize Winner - Best of Show - Filmshift Festival in MA
, USA - 2011
Winner - Best Canadian Documentary - Projecting Change Film Festival - 2011
Winner - Blue Sky Tribute Award - Vail Film Festival - 2011
Winner - Mobi Award Journalism Media - Recycling Council of British Columbia - 2010

Official Selection for the Newport Beach Film Festival - 2011
Official Selection for Planet in Focus Film Festival - 2011
Official Selection for the BendFilm Film Festival - 2011
Official Selection for the FILMSHIFT FIlm Festival - 2011
Official Selection for the Tallgrass Film Festival - 2011
Tofino Film Festival - 2011



Links:
www.cleanbinmovie.com/
- the film's website
cleanbinproject.com/ - the project's website

www.facebook.com/pages/Clean-Bin-Project-The-Documentary-Film/111551675539167
twitter.com/#!/cleanbinproject



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