Sustainable Lockup

A collaborative space to enable sustainable production in entertainment.

Welcome to the Sustainable Lockup, a collaborative space to enable sustainable production in entertainment.  Presently, the Sustainable Lockup houses a material reuse centre, a retail space and also facilitates a food donation program.  Check 'em out below and check back on this site to see what we're adding. We've got a lot of great solutions planned to help the entertainment industry easily integrate sustainable production practices.

Material Reuse

Sustainable Lockup accepts reusable materials from productions in the Vancouver area. We work quickly to recirculate and redistribute these donated materials back into the film and TV industry as well as to local charities and community groups.

Retail Space - Open!

Sustainable Lockup’s Retail services provide Vancouver productions with a one stop shop for 100% compostable food service items.

We are constantly researching and sourcing the most economical options to help productions keep their compost stream contaminant free and reduce their carbon footprint.  

Our featured product is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wooden cutlery. Unlike some other compostable options available on the market, FSC cutlery has verified acceptance into all of our local area compost facilities. We also offer sustainably produced tree-free sugarcane plates and clamshells, and 100% bio-based cups.

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Food Donations Program

Sustainable Lockup is partnering with local productions to roll out a Food Donation program. Diverting meals from the landfill not only reduces your carbon footprint but also cuts down fees incurred by the production through waste hauling.


Hi!  I thought the roll out for the program was really well done i.e.: fridge on site (and cleaned Bi-Weekly!), food pick-ups are timely and our guilt is reduced almost as much as our food waste!

I am happy to talk to any other offices who may have questions about the management of the program (SO simple and convenient). We will 100% be doing this next season. 

I want to thank you both so much for all your hard work to make this accessible to Arrow.

- Fawn