This critically acclaimed event for Channel 4 sees eleven people take part in the ultimate eco-challenge - not in a jungle or on a desert island, but living on a London rubbish dump.
The series aims to highlight Britain’s mountain of waste: every year each of us throws away half a tonne of rubbish, with just over a quarter being recycled; most of the rest ends up in landfill. That puts the UK at the bottom three European nations for recycling.
They face a tough challenge, from creating shelter to composting their own waste. They will be living, eating and sleeping in an unforgiving environment and will be face to face with the staggering reality of Britain’s waste mountain.
Based on the Strix format “Paradise Lost”
Commissioning Editor: Andy Mackenzie
Creative Director: Helen Veale
Executive Producer: Helen Hawken
Series Producer: Iain Hollands
In September 2008 Dumped received the distinction of being named ‘highly commended’ by the IVCA Clarion Awards, which recognise excellence in the communication of diversity, CSR, Sustainable Development and Ethical Debate.