Episodes

Leftovers!

This week on What a Waste - all of the other types of waste that pile up - we're calling it the leftovers edition....

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Water waste

Canadians think we have plenty of it, but water is a valuable resource we already waste. In the coming decades we'll need solutions to our... Read More »

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Gaseous waste

Greenhouse gases and global warming may seem like insurmountable problems. But all it takes is a bit of scientific ingenuity and hard work to come... Read More »

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Industrial waste

A lot of our waste problem can be blamed on industries. Now there's a new concept called 'Industrial Symbiosis' that can create greener communities of... Read More »

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Space junk

The amount of debris in space is rising exponentially and is a threat to astronauts, cosmonauts and martian colonizers. Scientists don't want to just clean... Read More »

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Human waste

We have reached 'peak flush'. We're watching valuable fertilizer, biofuel and even, ahem, meat go down the toilet.... Read More »

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Nuclear waste

Nuclear power may be cleaner and greener but the high level nuclear waste lasts for millenia. All that energy can be reused and re-purposed with... Read More »

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Food waste

Science is turning our wasted food into biofuels, feed for the Black Soldier fly and even plastics. Find out which scientists are reinventing the food... Read More »

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eWaste

Your old cell phones and TVs are full of valuable minerals that can be extracted by cutting edge scientific techniques that allow those elements... Read More »

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