War on Waste (TV series)

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War on Waste
War on Waste (TV Series) Logo.jpg
Genre Documentary
Presented by Craig Reucassel
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 7
Production
Executive producer(s) Jodi Boylan
Producer(s) Sandra Welkerling
Editor(s) Mark Middis
Running time 50-60 minutes
Release
Original network ABC TV
Original release 16 May 2017 – present
Chronology
Related shows Hugh's War on Waste
External links
Website

War on Waste (also known as War on Waste with Craig Reucassel) is an Australian documentary television series which first premiered on 16 May 2017 on ABC TV.[1]

Broadcast[edit]

The series first premiered on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 8:30 pm[1][2] and the second series premiered on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 at 8:30 pm.[3]

Summary[edit]

Filmed in multiple locations across the country, War on Waste focuses on the impact and solutions to material waste in Australia.[4][5] The series was inspired by the earlier BBC series, Hugh's War on Waste.[6]

Episodes[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1316 May 2017 (2017-05-16)30 May 2017 (2017-05-30)
Special3 December 2017 (2017-12-03)
2324 July 2018 (2018-07-24)7 August 2018 (2018-08-07)

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Topic(s)Original air dateViewers
11Food waste16 May 2017 (2017-05-16)[7]919,000[8]
22Plastic waste23 May 2017 (2017-05-23)[9]894,000[10]
33Coffee cups and fast fashion30 May 2017 (2017-05-30)[11]898,000[12]

Special[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Topic(s)Original air dateViewers
41Waste solutions3 December 2017 (2017-12-03)[13]628,000[14]

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Topic(s)Original air dateViewers
51Plastic straws and bottled water24 July 2018 (2018-07-24)N/A
62Fast furniture, plastic straws, electrical waste & China's ban on waste imports31 July 2018 (2018-07-31)N/A
73Food waste & follow-ups on initiatives from previous episodes7 August 2018 (2018-08-07)N/A

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
2017 2017 Banksia Sustainability Awards.[15][16] Gold Banksia Sustainability Award War on Waste Won
Banksia Communication for Change Award War on Waste Won
7th AACTA Awards[17][18] Best Documentary Television Program War on Waste Won
2018 Logie Awards Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program War on Waste Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Spring, Alexandra (2017-05-16). "War on Waste: Craig Reucassel wants to change behaviour, and the law". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-12-19. 
  2. ^ "Craig Reucassel exposes truth about our waste". NewsComAu. Retrieved 2017-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Our Focus: War on Waste - ABC". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2018-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Craig Reucassel's 'War on Waste' continues". The Weekly Review. 2017-11-28. Retrieved 2017-12-19. 
  5. ^ "Returning: War on Waste". TV Tonight. 2017-11-04. Retrieved 2017-12-19. 
  6. ^ Meade, Amanda (2017-12-02). "War on Waste: new episode peels away at food extravagance". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-04-18. 
  7. ^ "War on Waste: Craig Reucassel wants to change behaviour, and the law". theguardian.com. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-18. 
  8. ^ Knox, David (29 May 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 16 May 2017". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018. 
  9. ^ "War On Waste - Series 1 Ep 2 : ABC iview". iview.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2017-12-19. 
  10. ^ Knox, David (1 June 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 23 May 2017". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2018. 
  11. ^ "War On Waste - Series 1 Ep 3 : ABC iview". iview.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2017-12-19. 
  12. ^ Knox, David (7 June 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 30 May 2017". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2018. 
  13. ^ "War On Waste - Series 1 Ep 4 Turning The Tide : ABC iview". iview.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2017-12-19. 
  14. ^ Knox, David (13 December 2017). "Timeshifted: Sunday 3 December 2017". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 28 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018. 
  15. ^ "War on Waste wins Australia's foremost sustainability award - Banksia Foundation". Banksia Foundation. 2017-11-02. Retrieved 2018-04-18. 
  16. ^ "War on Waste wins Gold Banksia Sustainability Award". Waste Management Review. 2017-11-03. Retrieved 2018-04-18. 
  17. ^ "First Winners Announced At The 7th AACTA Awards Industry Luncheon | AACTA". www.aacta.org. Retrieved 2018-04-18. 
  18. ^ "ABC sweeps 7th AACTA Awards with seven wins". About the ABC. Retrieved 2018-04-18. 

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