Movie film recycling in Calgary

Green Planet Recycling can help you recycle different kinds of film in Calgary and surrounding area. We can help you dispose and recycle different kinds of film, including projector film, x-ray film, mylar, lytho film and more.


We are happy to work with individuals or industries that use imaging in their operations, like veterinarians and chiropractors. Our goal is to provide you with the best quality, environmentally responsible film recycling services in Calgary. We can help you dispose of your unused, old or unusable film materials and give them a second life. Our mission is to help make our planet greener by providing eco-friendly solutions that have a positive impact on our environment and society.

Can film be recycled?

All film can be recycled and should be recycled. Chemicals in the film can seep into the ground and contaminate the soil, so it’s important to keep them out of landfills. By recycling your film, you can help reduce the amount of waste in our planet’s landfills. It also saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing new film materials.

This includes the cellulose nitrate base used in early silent movies, as well as more modern cellulose acetate and polyester-based films.

How is old film recycled?

Old films are recycled by separating the plastic from other chemicals and materials that may be contained within the film. The plastic is then melted down and re-used to make new film materials or other products like plastic bags and packaging.