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Dumped 2007

  • 2007-09-04T16:00:00-07:00
  • Channel 4
  • 2007-09-01T17:00:00-07:00
  • 60 mins
  • 4 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary
Eleven unsuspecting volunteers are left marooned on one of Britain's biggest landfill sites for three weeks. Their challenge? To survive off the rubbish the rest of us have thrown out. How will they react when they are delivered to a huge, smelly British landfill site instead of paradise? And how will our volunteers cope when brought face to face with the sheer scale of the typical British landfill? Can they turn the grime and pong of 1000 tonnes of rubbish into a precious resource? Will they manage to eek out a living? Will they be surprised at the quality of life they can carve out of unwanted waste? And will their experience make them think about their own lifestyles? Dumped aims to highlight Britain's mountain of waste. Every year each of us throws away half a tonne of rubbish and with only a little over a quarter being recycled, most of the rest ends up in landfill. The Dutch and Austrians recycle more than twice as much as we do. Why are we in such a mess, and what can we all do about it? Watch Dumped to find out.

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