Garbage Moguls Series Premiers on National Geographic



CRAFT contributor Tiffany Threadgould has exciting news about Garbage Moguls, a new show about products made completely from trash. You may remember we posted about the pilot episode, well now there are three more new episodes:

On Saturday August 21st, National Geographic will air three all-new episodes of Garbage Moguls, an inside look at the zany way TerraCycle develops products made completely out of trash. Led by Princeton University drop-out and worm poop connoisseur Tom Szaky, the show follows TerraCycle’s team of young “eco-capitalists” as they brainstorm, argue over, go dumpster diving for, and eventually create new products that help solve America’s waste problem.

New episodes include transforming dog food bags into a line of pet products, CDs into fishing lures, Target shopping bags into a wearable sport coat and much, much more.

Pictured above is a project on turning cookie wrappers in to gift bows.

Garbage Moguls

Saturday, August 21st

Catch the re-airing of the pilot at 7:00pm, followed by three new episodes!

8:00 – “Pet Project

Pedigree has challenged the TerraCycle team to create an entire line of pet products made from dog food bags in just two weeks. From leashes and collars to doggie rain hats and octopus toys, the team crashes on developing, creating, testing and then pitching the goods.

9:00 – “Fishy Business

The TerraCycle team develops the “Garbage Garbage Can” ― a garbage can made from chip wrappers that is less expensive and just as strong as commercial plastic cans ― they pitch to Home Depot. Additionally, they design, create and use fishing lures made from old CDs, then test their product on the open seas.

10:00 – “All-Nighter

Multitasking at its finest — the TerraCycle team renovates, designs, stocks and opens a storefront for business … in one night! Back at the office, there’s no rest for the weary, as Tom tasks his crew to create an entire line of products, including a suit jacket, made from Target plastic bags!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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