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Film follows zero waste project

Couple competes to produce least trash in a year
Film follows zero waste project

An award-winning documentary film about a regular couple who embark on a zero waste competition is going to be screened in Powell River.

The Clean Bin Project follows Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin as they attempt to answer the question, “Is it possible to live completely waste free?” The couple go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least landfill garbage in an entire year.

Their light-hearted rivalry is set against a darker examination of the sobering problem of waste in North American society. Even as they garner interest in their project, they struggle to find meaning in their seemingly minuscule influence on the large-scale environmental impacts of a “throw-away society.”

The film, which was named Best Canadian Documentary at the Projecting Change Film Festival, features interviews with renowned artist Chris Jordan and marine pollution expert Captain Charles Moore.

The Clean Bin Project will be shown at 7 pm on Sunday, September 18 at the Cranberry Community Hall, 6828 Cranberry Street. The filmmakers, who will be in attendance to answer questions, are suggesting people pay what they can to see the film.

Interested readers can visit the website to find more information about the film.

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