Episode Description

Moscow

Moscow churns out five million tons of garbage a year. Some blame Western-style consumerism, but things weren't much better back in the old days, when Peter the Great created the Moscow garbage man, dumped Trash just outside the city and built on top of it. Today, the pattern continues. Radioactive waste burial sites dot the cityscape, and Moscow rushes to clean them up. Amid rusting MiG fighter jets and abandoned nuclear fallout bunkers, guerilla Trash activists stalk polluters and one entrepreneur turns rubbish into rubles as his recycling company goes mainstream.

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