Waste and Recycling Movies and Clips
War on Waste Australia (available on iTunes) - In this new three-part documentary series ‘War on Waste’ for ABC-TV, presenter Craig Reucassel will take a critical and first-hand look at every aspect of the issue of household, retail and farming waste in Australia – and ask, what has changed in the Australian psyche, and in our consumer culture, that has led us to become among the most wasteful nations in the developed world? See the War on Waste website to download the accompanying study guide for students!
Waste Not The Film (26 min) - An award-winning documentary film by Total Environment Productions in collaboration with the City of Sydney about who keeps our cities clean, and where the rubbish goes. It focuses on the future and a transformation of society to conserve our finite resources- a world where waste is not garbage, but gold.
See the website for interactive activities and teaching resources designed specifically for Primary or Secondary Schools in Science, Arts, Geography and English subjects.
Bag It (Documentary Trailer) - Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy for plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.
Recycled Organics Screening System - 2.37 min a fabulous video by Jeffries showing their system for removing contamination from organics bins, which outlines the complexities involved in successful organics recycling!
More information available on their website
Behind the News (May 2012) - BTN video and images on school bin audits and recycling- the extended footage on the right hand side of screen talks about school packaging and MRFs- Material Recovery Facilities
Recycling Makes Cents - a 9 minute video of the Container Deposit Recycling Scheme in South Australia. A DVD is available for purchase via the KESAB website.
Zero Waste SA Recycle Right Video shows how the 3 bin system works and what does and doesn't go!
7pm Project (July 2011) - The 7pm Project came to South Australia to see why we're the best recyclers in the country
From Crop to Swap (3min 38 sec) - A movie by Planet Ark that shows the process involved in producing jeans, and why they are too valuable not to swap or donate when you no longer want them! Especially made for National Recycling Week 2010, with suggestion on how to host a SWAP party!
Leopards Hate Litter - The Animals Save the Planet. A short 50 second clip of cartoon animals and a comical look at a potential impact.
Composting for Kids - Highfields Center for Composting presents an animated teaching guide for starting a compost program in your school. In this brief video, students will learn about compost, the importance of closing the loop on their food system and how to separate food scraps effectively.Learn more at: http://www.highfieldscomposting.org.
The Animals Save the Planet - Romancing The Bag - "Do give a thought to where our rubbish goes."Help the animals save their planet and ours, use biodegradable products!
'Tale of Two Bins: Organics' - The Organics bin tells you what happens to its contents after it is collected from your kerb. Find out what’s involved in composting organic material at Peats Compost Facility and the rules for what can and cannot go in this bin. (City of West Torrens)
Zero Waste Home - Bea Johnson lives waste-free with her family since 2008 and is the author of the bestseller Zero Waste Home
"Since embarking on the Zero Waste lifestyle, our lives have changed for the better: We feel happier and lead more meaningful lives, based on experiences instead of stuff. My goal is to share its incredible health, financial and time saving benefits!" View her story, photos and tips on her website www.zerowastehome.com
Zero Waste - Research Project - My Outcome for Stage 2 Research Project. Topic Question: "Is Zero Waste living worthwhile when financial, environmental and lifestyle aspects are taken into consideration?" by Abby Moore
Trashed 2012 The Movie - Jeremy Irons - Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope.
Totally Wild (April 2011) - Erin from Zero Waste SA talks about Recycling and Compost
Building Ideas (2011) - Tawni from Zero Waste SA talks about Light Globe recycling and the Mitre 10 FREE collection program
The Story of Stuff - a 20 minute video showing the impacts of our production and consumption habits. It is a fast paced video that exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues.
How to Destroy the World - Rubbish
A comical view of the philosophy of rubbish and the consumerism society.
How compost is made - See how compost is made. This animation explains the composting process. This video is brought to you by RecycleNow.com
Loudlove "Put it in the Green Bin" - Give it up for Loudlove! The guys from this Ottawa-based band volunteered their time and talent to produce a super catchy song to help launch the collection of Ottawa's green bins. We think this is the first compost reggae song ever produced and it's super catchy!
3 R' s - Reduce ,Reuse , Re-cycle - Pollution - There are 6 billion people in the world.All of these people daily consume and use large amount of things thus creating lot of wastes. There is a need to find ways to reduce our waste.
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures: Happy Earth Day - Told from the perspective of 5-year old Betsy, Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures is designed to ease a child's transition from the home setting to a school environment by generating interest and excitement about the kindergarten experience in young viewers.
Michael Keelan Introduces Burnside's Three Bins & A Basket - Burnside's own local identity Michael Keelan demonstrate how residents will use the three kerbside bins, a bench top kitchen organics basket and compostable liner bags, as well as a comprehensive guide to waste, recycling and composting.
'Tale of Two Bins: Recycling' - The Recycling bin tells you what happens to its contents after it is collected from your kerb. You’ll see the processes involved in sorting and separating recyclables at the VISY Recycling Material Recovery Facility and find out the rules for what can and cannot go in this bin. (City of West Torrens)
Is Recycling Rubbish? - The Feed - A production from SBS2: If you think recycling is the solution to landfill, you need to watch this. Jeannette Francis finds out how much Australia recycles, and whether or not it works.