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This vendor list shows organizations providing sustainable solutions for British Columbia’s motion picture industry. This list is organized alphabetically by category and notes the degree of sustainability that each vendor demonstrates in their operations as indicated by the performance levels below. These vendors are rated based on green performance, and reliability.
♲ Level 1: are sustainable businesses that have established a consistent level of sustainability in their business operations and practices
♲ ♲ Level 2: are businesses that have an integrated sustainability strategy approach to their business operations and practices
♲ ♲ ♲ Level 3: are businesses who have demonstrated a full sustainability approach to all business operations and practices.
To apply to be a Reel Green Vendor, fill out and submit the application form located here.
Copper Penny Distilling
Diversion Zero Waste
FABCYCLE is a collection service of textile waste. We work directly with local apparel manufacturers like factories, fashion designers and schools to collect the scraps, off-cuts, deadstock and ends of rolls that are left during the apparel production process and reuse or recycle what they cannot use.
Our mission is to divert textile waste from the landfill by finding creative solutions, promoting the sustainable mindset of waste as a resource.
In February 2019, we opened the Textile Waste ReUSE Centre in Vancouver, B.C. We acknowledge that we are operating on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples: S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:l?, Shíshálh (Sechelt), S?l?i?lw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh) and x?m??k??y??m (Musqueam) Nations.
The purpose of the ReUSE Centre is to provide an open and inclusive physical space for the local creative community to come together and experiment with textile waste.
We encourage artists, designers and creative minds of all skill levels, backgrounds, orientations and identities to experiment with scraps and deadstock fabric and come up with innovative and exciting ideas to divert textile waste from the landfill.
Great Northern Way Scene Shop
Green Spark Group
- Working directly with productions (remotely and/or in person) to develop and integrate sustainable production action plans.
- Consulting with corporations in the creative industry to develop sustainability strategies for the organization.
- Managing multi-stakeholder industry programs such as Reel Green and the Green Production Guide.
- Training and education through the Sustainable Production Forum, Online courses in our Knowledge Hub, talks and on-set training
Keep it Green Recycling
Keep it Green Recycling sets up customizable zero waste programs to divert your waste from the landfill and to reduce your carbon footprint. We strive to make the recycling process clean and easy. We do this through our specialty labels on all bins. We also give a simple orientation during setup.
Our material reuse side of the business accepts reusable materials at our warehouse, and from there items are made available to the film industry, film schools, community, theatre groups, artists, and charities – for free!
KIGR started out as just a recycling company, however it has grown into one of the most successful recycling and waste management companies in the area. (It’s a big part of the film industry here in B.C.)
Life Unpacked (Upswell Products Inc.)
Location Fixer is a leading Film Liaison Company serving Vancouver and the Sea to Sky Corridor. Providing location management and supervision services to many unique sites across BC including Commercial, Residential, Industrial, Health and Educational locations. Visit our Location Library
Need local support for your shoot? Our experienced team can assist you in projects of any scale and budget. We are available 24/7 to facilitate your production needs. Location Fixer offers creative solutions to your production challenges.
Martini Film Studios
MBSE Canada Studios
MYO (Makeup Your Own) Cosmetic Cases
MYO Cosmetic Cases is an eco-conscious company with a mission to reduce make-up and make-up packaging waste while increasing efficiencies for Makeup & Hair Stylist Artist on set. With daughters in the industry, one is a makeup artist and both daughters do a lot of background work in TV/Film, I wanted to create an efficiency tool mindful of reducing waste.
We’ve innovated a REUSABLE • REFILLABLE • SANITIZE-ABLE • Palm-Sized • Magnetic Touch-Up Kit.
PROTECT YOUR TALENT while saving valuable time on set. It’s a tool that saving an average of 33 hours on set over 10 months per makeup artist! (avg. time savings 1 min per/touch up x 10/day)
Seen on 1000s of TV/Film sets including Supergirl, Riverdale, Katy Keene, Vikings, The Order, POSE, Hawaii Five-O, Locke and Key, Star Trek and many more.
MAKEUP ARTISTS / HAIR STYLISTS CAN:
– personalize a touch up kit for each talent/character, talent loves this! (especially post COVID)
– keep makeup hygienic and sanitize daily
– save precious touch up time on set
– lighten set bags (alleviating physical strain)
– pre set kits for day players/assistants
– pre set kits for talent to touch up on set (if required)
MYO HOLDS: metal pans, pencils and the magnetic MYO Makeup Pods (containers) hold everything from powders and creams to liquids and sponges for beauty, hair and F/X touch ups.
MADE FROM: FDA Compliant Food & Medical Grade Materials
CLEAN: Soap and Water or Wipe with 99% Alcohol
SANITIZE: 70% Alcohol
DISINFECT: (such as) Luca-cide / Lysol Wipes
STERILIZE: in any UVA unit.
MYO’s Sustainable Commitments: BCorp Certified, New Plastics Economy Globally Committed Company, Reel Green Ambassador, Mindful of our Carbon Footprint, our cases are Designed and Made in Vancouver, Canada and we have a Take Back Upcycle Program for our cases.
“MYO Pro Kits are a makeup kit game changer and kit necessities for going back to work!”
– Linda Preston, HOD The Umbrella Academy / Lock & Key / Run
On Stage Cleaning™ has been in business since October 2016. Our founders have vast experience in the hotel industry working in several five-star hotels in three different countries including Hilton at The Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, FL where they acquired the knowledge of the high standards of the “Disney way” while working inside the Disney properties.
Now in Canada, there was a need for a specialized cleaning company for the film industry, we created On Stage Cleaning™.
For the past five years, On Stage Cleaning™ has been recognized as the only film industry dedicated to cleaning services, with offices in Canada and Australia. By fall 2021, we will open our fourth office in the big apple New York City, U.S.A.
During Covid-19, On Stage Cleaning™ raised their cleaning and sanitizing standards to adapt and keep providing the highest value to all our film industry clients. We provide all types of professional cleaning for the film industry including but not limited to, production office, sound stage cleanup, and Covid-19 related sanitation.
Sappho New Paradigm Cosmetics
ShareWares is a Vancouver-based cleantech startup aiming to solve the city’s excessive waste creation problem.
We do this by providing a city-wide borrowing platform that supplies, collects, and sanitizes reusable cups (and takeout containers) for businesses in Vancouver. Our goal is to make it as quick and easy as possible for businesses to offer an alternative to single-use items.
With our innovative platform, we believe it is entirely possible to end the world’s disposable packaging crisis within the decade.
Sophie's Flower Pedals
Tahoe Industries Canada
Our Company has been serving Vancouver’s Movie Industry since 1977. We provide exceptional on-site accommodations for casts, writers, producers and directors. In addition, we also provide flat deck trucks and prop trucks to the industry.
In our pursuit to become a more sustainable, we have designed our trailers with this is goal in mind. All our newly designed units are built with eco-friendly materials (ie recycled materials), energy efficient appliances and solar panels for renewable energy generation. In addition, we are also retrofitting our existing fleet with solar panels to harness the renewable energy to power our trailers.
Finally, we have recently renovated our offices as well to achieve our goal to become more sustainable. New energy efficient windows and doors as well we have installed a brand new high efficient HVAC system for cooling and heating.
The Earth Group
We’re a social enterprise (and B Corp) that exists entirely to provide food, water, and education to children globally. We do this in a partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) by funding school meal programmes globally. We are the only products in the world to bear a United Nations logo and to date have funded nearly 4 million school meals for children.
We’ve recently launched bottled water in a reusable aluminum can, addressing the backlash against single use plastic (attached, https://bit.ly/2m1mOE8). Shoppers, Loblaws, Fairmont and IKEA have listed it, and we’re speaking with 7-11, Petro, Husky, Shell and Circle K, as well as Cobs and Freshii. The interest level has been through the roof as consumers and corporations are looking to limit their single use plastic use.
Valid Manufacturing Ltd.
For over 30 years Valid Manufacturing Ltd. has been building our reputation as a world-class innovator. By focusing on exceptional quality and service, we develop strong relationships with renowned industry leaders. Valid offers effective ways to supply zero emission power in eco sensitive areas. The Valid Power System Battery Packs are available in 10kW, 20kW, 40kW and 100kW, the technicians simply need to estimate their power requirements for the day and select the appropriate size battery.
Kamela Cosacchi, Marketing Coordinator