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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Recycling show has green lessons, salty vocab.

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Hate this boring and have swear words

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Too much swearing

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The gang of dump-dwellers, all of whom were expecting to be shipped off to an exotic location for their mission, work together gamely to make the best of their surroundings. Even though they're given hot water, soap, and a limited food supply, they must help each other to avoid getting hurt or -- worse -- bitten by rats and seagulls while scavenging for useful items. They also have to be careful not to get sick. Not surprisingly, living with each other in such dreadful conditions takes its toll; insults and profanity (the BBC doesn't bleep "s--t," though "f--k" is censored) fly as they disagree about how best to survive their time there.

But despite the participants' arguments and strong language, this thoughtful series aims to teach viewers about what everyone can do to protect the environment. Although the show takes place in England, it offers a very concrete example of recycling's -- or, in this case, the lack thereof -- massive impact on the planet. It also highlights the idea that helping the environment begins at home, and that you don't have to travel far away to make a difference. Most importantly, it shows how individuals can make positive steps toward making the world a cleaner place.

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