Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to investigate waste for BBC One

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Chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is to get to grips with waste in a three-part series for BBC One.

In Waste (w/t) he will try to discover what really happens to the rubbish we carefully sort into our recycling bins each week, and will also investigate the vast amount of waste generated by big businesses every year.

As well as throwing down the gauntlet to big businesses to waste less, Hugh will also try and encourage the public to get on board and play its part in reducing senseless wastefulness.

“I’ve been itching to take on the issue of Waste for a while now, and to be given the opportunity to do so on BBC One is just brilliant. It’s a scandal how much perfectly good food and brand new clothing are being thrown away, and how much unnecessary packaging is being dumped in landfill. As ever, I hope we can make compelling shows that change the way people think and how things are done. Big businesses have been skirting around this issue for a while now, and it’s time for them to face up to their responsibilities.” – Fearnley-Whittingstall

Controller of BBC One, Charlotte Moore adds of the Keo Films project: “I’m delighted to welcome Hugh to BBC One and am really thrilled he’ll be presenting this series next year. Waste is an increasingly important issue and one I know Hugh is passionate about and I’m sure his series will really strike a chord with our audiences.”

Keo will be advised on the project by award winning waste campaigner Tristram Stuart.

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