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Discovery

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Science & Medicine

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Science & Medicine 36

Explorations in the world of science.

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Throwaway Society 2/2

February 23rd, 2015

Episode 452 of 565 episodes

How can manufacturers of the world supply the growing demand for consumer products without breaking the planet’s bank of natural resources? By the middle of the century, there will be 2 billion more people in the world. Based on current trends, there’ll be many more consumers with the money to buy cars, washing machines, mobile phones, fashion – the shopping list goes on…. Discovery looks at new ideas and technologies to enable companies to make more stuff at an affordable environmental cost. (Photo: Toyota Production Line. Credit: Getty Images)

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