What happens to stuff we throw away?

In our Design Residencies pilot programme, the Great Recovery brought together three designers – Rich Gilbert from The Agency of Design, Alexander Groves from Studio Swine and Thomas Thwaites and gave them a first-hand insight into what happens to products when they are thrown away.

This short documentary follows them as they experience “something out of a sci-fi movie” which is the huge industrial process of energy from waste, a family run textile recycling business and some innovative ways to preserve the life of a product.