Jackie Chan’s Green Heroes – National Geographic

The movie star helps scientist Arthur Huang create a fully mobile plastics recycling machine and tests it in the Tibetan Plateau

During the filming of 2015’s Dragon Blade, Jackie Chan grew angry.

The team used 2,000 boxes of bottled water in just five days, and the film star couldn’t believe there wasn’t a solution to turn that waste into something useful.

So he teamed up with green engineer Arthur Huang and they dreamed up the Trashpresso – the world’s first mobile recycling plant.

This one-off follows them as they take the prototype to the Tibetan Plateau to see how the machine fares in one of the world’s harshest environments.

Jackie educates children on the importance of recycling at the Tibetan Plateau

An entertaining, eccentric, but ultimately uplifting story on tackling plastic waste.

TV Times rating: ****