In Focus: Season 3, Episode 1 – Outside the box

With an estimated 50,000 bees in 80 hives, Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences bee lab in Tempe is home to more than four million bees. (Photo by Melina Zuniga/Cronkite News)

Chandler-based Bonded Logic Inc. makes insulation for homes and office buildings and fiber for bedding. (Photo by Tim Johns/Cronkite News)

In the first episode of season 3 of In Focus, we take a look at creative solutions people find to be more sustainable. We’ll meet local bee farmers who found a way to address killer bees without extermination, explore textile recycling plants that find new uses for old jeans and talk to a man who makes vinyl records out of unusual materials.

Season 3 of In Focus is part of Elemental: Covering Sustainability, a new multimedia collaboration between Cronkite News, Arizona PBS, KJZZ, KPCC, Rocky Mountain PBS and PBS SoCal.

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