Preview – The Secret Life of Landfill: a Rubbish History

Photo by Cezary p.

This is one piece of trash TV that is worth watching.

Scientists Dr. George McGavin and Zoe Laughlin provide a detailed look into the rubbish we throw away by investigating one of Britain’s landfills. They look at whether the stuff we get rid of now might be useful in the future, and there are some rather odd experiments – including drinking a plastic bag.

The Secret Life of Landfill is on BBC Four at 21.00.