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No Way Back: Trash

Inside the global waste crisis

Mountains of garbage have long been acknowledged as a monument to humanity's time on this Earth, now dubbed the Anthropocene era. It has had a disastrous effect on the environment, our health and society, but can anything be done to solve the global waste crisis? RTD travels across Europe to meet scientists and experts for an inside look at the issue of trash and strategies for reducing it.

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