Every year, across the globe, we throw away a colossal 2 billion tonnes of waste. Whether it’s our lunch leftovers; heating our homes; or the goods we buy – everything we use eventually ends up as rubbish. But what we chuck away, has got to go somewhere….
In this fascinating series we uncover a vast, hidden world of waste and meet the army of workers who go to extraordinary lengths to tidy up after us. Whether they’re operating huge machines or hand-sorting on the front line – their hard work is helping prevent our landfills from overflowing, and turning our trash into treasure.