Explore Our World

Season 1 Episode 855645

Green Entrepreneurs

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Aired Unknown Feb 25, 2009 on BBC
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Green Entrepreneurs
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By recycling waste products from old computers to making organic compost from worm waste, green entrepreneurs may help to solve energy problems around the globe. We take a look at a budding business making a profit from garbage. The ability to turn recycled products into a profit is now a reality and nothing illustrates this more than one company's efforts to turn worm waste into highly effect fertilizer. Learn how small recycling centers are attempting to fight against toxic electronic waste by recycling e-waste into functioning equipment. See how US homeowners are now saving $1500 a year on their heating bill by using eco-friendly sawdust pellets or mixtures of heating and soybean oil to heat their homes. Understand how an investment in miniature solar panel energy has given birth to new products able to power anything from laptops to homeless shelters for disaster victims.moreless

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