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Wasted - Format

30 min eps

Save the planet and some cash!

Wa$ted is the show that proves you don't have to be extreme to be green. The Wa$ted team takes your average household of eco horrors and turns it into a green haven, saving serious cash in the process. We do this by working out the household's carbon or eco footprint using the Wa$ted teams own unique proprietary EcoCalculator. The footprint of most households is considerably larger than it should be - meaning that they are using more of the planet's resources than can be sustained.

The fun starts when we expose what people are wasting and our Eco-experts start working with them on the changes they need to make to get that footprint under control! Everyone can make a contribution to saving the planet - from three gorgeous girls living in the ultimate party pad to families with six children - theses days we are all keen to go green.

Wa$ted offers a cash prize too, and shows that being eco-friendly not only saves your planet, it saves your cash too! Want to calculate your waste? Go to www.wastedtv.co.nz 

View trailer of US version - http://media.revver.com/qt/936651.mov

Broadcaster(s)

TV3 (NEW ZEALAND) DR1 (DENMARK) CUATRO (SPAIN)
RTP (PORTUGAL) DISCOVERY (USA) CANAL VIE (CANADA)

Ratings

Lead in increased by at least 30% for all demographics. Danish version launched Jan 2008 with a 41.6% market share! 3 seasons broadcast in the US. in Portugal 3 seasons commissioned. in Canada 2 seasons have been commissioned.

Awards

Green Ribbon Award 2007 - Outstanding contribution for encouraging New Zealand households to adopt sustainable environmental practices
EECA Energywise Awards 2007 - Residential Award and EECA Energywise Supreme Award
C21 Frapa Format Awards - Sustainable Business Innovation
Basel Karlsruche Forum on Educational and Societal TV and Media awards 2009

Credit Line

A Fumes Production for TV3, NZ

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