The Clean Bin Project

The Clean Bin Project

DVD - 2010
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Partners Jen and Grant engage in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage in an entire year. Their battle is set against an examination of the sobering problem of waste in North America. Features interviews with artist Chris Jordan and marine pollution expert Captain Charles Moore. Filmed on location in British Columbia.
Publisher: [San Francisco] : Video Project, [2010]
Branch Call Number: DVD 363.7282 CLEAN 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (77 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Competition where less is more


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May 16, 2014

I first found this couple's blog and that made me think about what I buy and how I dispose of packaging, unused items, etc. I like that their message is not preachy or so lofty that you don't do anything because it seems such a large problem. Inspiring little film.

Mar 26, 2013

I remembered this story and it was nice to see the journey from start to finish. I found there was little depth to it, however, and didn't have the same effect as No Impact Man. There was no sense of how hard it was to limit your purchases to food only - it didn't seem like they found their adventure difficult in the slightest. I would have also liked to see a primer as a special feature, or within the film itself, of ways to reduce your waste. Especially since I had my kids watch this, it would have been nice to have that aspect reinforced.


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