China sent Australia’s recycling industry into a spin when it banned most waste imports. Now it’s tackling a home-grown rubbish crisis. Bill Birtles looks at China’s own war on waste and asks: is it winning?
Food companies in industrial countries are registering almost no economic growth anymore. That’s why manufacturers are focusing on new markets. Multinationals are making big profits in threshold nations and developing countries - . This film uses São Paulo and Kenya as two examples to demonstrate how big companies are making money at the expense of people’s health.
Using state-of-the-art 3D graphics and the timing of a stand-up comedian, world-famous statistician Professor Hans Rosling presents a spectacular portrait of our rapidly changing world. With seven billion people already on our planet, we often look to the future with dread, but Rosling's message is surprisingly upbeat. Almost unnoticed, we have actually begun to conquer the problems of rapid population growth and extreme poverty.