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People Fixing the World
People Fixing the World
BBC World Service

Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they... more

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Episodes

The secret to making your stuff last longer

The world generates more than two billion tonnes of rubbish every year. So we’re visiting companies in Sweden that want... more

02 Mar 2021 · 24 minutes
Tackling sport’s concussion problem

Head injuries in sport can have a devastating effect on the brain, which is often only noticed later in life.... more

23 Feb 2021 · 24 minutes
Beating superbugs

A small team of Indian scientists think they’ve found a new way to kill superbugs. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are killing hundreds... more

16 Feb 2021 · 25 minutes
How to store power in soil and salt

Giant towers of building blocks rising into the sky and huge vats packed with volcanic rock or molten salt are... more

09 Feb 2021 · 23 minutes
The breath of life

A clever invention is saving the lives of hundreds of children. Pneumonia kills about 1.4 million children under five every year.... more

02 Feb 2021 · 24 minutes
The spacesuits saving mothers’ lives

A suit originally designed for astronauts has been adapted to save the lives of mothers who experience bleeding after giving... more

26 Jan 2021 · 23 minutes
A forest down your street

Forests the size of tennis courts are being planted in towns and cities around the world. They use a special... more

19 Jan 2021 · 24 minutes
The solutions whisperer

Dhruv Boruah’s mission is to inspire other people to solve problems facing the planet. What’s more, he gets them to... more

12 Jan 2021 · 23 minutes
Can doughnuts save the planet?

Imagine a ring doughnut. This is the basis of an idea about how we could run the world in a... more

05 Jan 2021 · 23 minutes
What happened next to our problem solvers

We revisit Lewis to find out how the hydrating sweets he designed for people with dementia have gone into production.... more

29 Dec 2020 · 24 minutes
People Fixing the World
The secret to making your stuff last longer
People Fixing the World