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    Peat and the environment

    Peat and the environment

    Sam Fenwick explores why peat is such an important carbon store and whether it’s use in compost should be banned. Sam visits a peat bog in the UK and speaks to garden centres in Japan and India, where like many parts of the world gardening boomed during the pandemic. She also heads to Estonia, one of the biggest exporters of peat in the world.

    Producer / Presenter: Sam Fenwick
    Image: Little Woolden Moss peat bog; Credit: Sam Fenwick

    • 18 min
    Business Daily meets: iPod and iPhone co-creator Tony Fadell

    Business Daily meets: iPod and iPhone co-creator Tony Fadell

    Apple technology has revolutionised the world. The US company says there are now more than 1.5 billion Apple devices in active use globally - a billion of those are iPhones. It was 15 years ago this week that the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, first unveiled the iPhone.

    So how do you come up with such a world-changing idea? We find out from Tony Fadell - the co-inventor of the iPod and iPhone. He tells Jo Critcher how it took years of set-backs to find success and how it's important to never give up.

    Having invented the Nest smart thermostat, Tony explains why he's now focused on green technology. He's tells us how he's investing in tech start-ups with his company, Future Shape, that are helping to find solutions to the climate change crisis.

    Presenter and producer: Jo Critcher

    (Image; Tony Fadell: Credit; BBC)

    • 17 min
    Cost of living: Mechanics

    Cost of living: Mechanics

    In this Business Daily mini series we're exploring how businesses we all use regularly are being affected by the cost of living crisis.

    Leanna Byrne and Olivia Wilson look at the impact of inflation on those who supply car parts and fix our cars.

    Kelly Bysouth chief supply chain officer of the International Automotive Components group tell us manufacturing disruption and supply chains are key problems for this industry. We also hear from mechanics in Lagos, Nigeria, who tell us how their businesses are coping.

    Presenters; Leanna Byrne and Olivia Wilson
    Production; Leanna Byrne and Olivia Wilson
    Image; Mechanics: Credit; Getty

    • 18 min
    Cost of living: Farmers and food producers

    Cost of living: Farmers and food producers

    In this Business Daily mini series we're exploring how businesses we all use regularly are being affected by the cost of living crisis.

    Leanna Byrne goes from farm to fork, first speaking to farmers in Malawi and Canada about the rising costs of growing crops and rearing dairy cows, then getting the macro picture from Food Drink Europe, which represents food and drink giants like Nestle, Unilever and Danone.

    We also hear from Chris Hegadorn, Secretary of the UN’s Committee on World Food Security, who says that rising food prices in a developing country could be completely destablising.

    Presenter / Producer: Leanna Byrne
    Additional production: Olivia Wilson
    Image: Farming; Credit: Getty

    • 18 min
    Cost of living: Bakeries

    Cost of living: Bakeries

    In this Business Daily mini series we're exploring how businesses we all use regularly are being affected by the cost of living crisis. This episode looks at how bakers are coping as the price of grain, dairy and the power needed to heat their ovens, all continue to increase.

    Leanna Byrne speaks to bakers in Egypt, France and Uganda – one baker tells us that the price increases she's seeing for ingredients means she should really have doubled her prices. Our French baker tells us the price of butter is a huge issue there and in Egypt we investigate the expense of wheat imports and difficulty sourcing local wheat.

    Presenter / Producer: Leanna Byrne
    Additional production: Olivia Wilson
    Image: Baker; Credit: Getty

    • 17 min
    Cost of living: Hairdressers

    Cost of living: Hairdressers

    In this Business Daily mini series we're exploring how businesses we all use regularly are being affected by the cost of living crisis. This episode looks at how hairdressers are coping as the price of power and hair products continues to increase.

    Leanna Byrne speaks to hairdressers in South Africa, the USA and Germany – all report difficulties with rising overheads and the need to start passing those costs on to customers. We also look at how one haircare brand, selling direct to consumers, is seeing increased sales but also increased manufacturing costs and longer turn-around times.

    Presenter / Producer: Leanna Byrne
    Additional production: Olivia Wilson
    Image: Hairdressing; Credit: Getty

    • 18 min

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