For decades the San Francisco Bay Area has been a hub for the recycling movement. Even the garbage companies have a long history of recycling practices. After the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, community, non-profit recycling centers appeared in schools, garages, and neighborhood centers-with the goal of bringing recycling to their cities. In 2006, only two non-profit recycling organizations remained in San Francisco . Despite the lack of surviving community recycling centers, the Bay Area is still home to a unique community of recyclers who push the envelope of possibilities.
Featuring interviews with recycling pioneers and music by Rube Waddell, “The Recyclergy” is an entertaining examination of a fading subculture.
Directed and Produced by Jeremy Kaller
Edited by Mark Arellano
Music by Rube Waddell
Featuring: Charlie Lamar, Andy Pugni, Matthew Levesque, Arthur Boone, Dave Williamson, Dan Knapp, Joe Garbarino
Best Documentary, Marin County Festival of Short Film and Video
Best International Short, REEL EARTH, The Aotearoa Environmental Film Festival
Best Environmental/Ecology, Everglades International Film Festival
Best Short Documentary, Rogue Independent Film Festival
2nd Prize, Mion Solutions Environmental Film Program
Katherine Knight Award, Earth Vision Environmental Film Festival