Plastics: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

21. mars. 2021
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Plastic is in everything, from the clothes we wear to the water we drink. John Oliver explains how plastics are harming the planet, why recycling isn’t the solution you think it is, and why fixing the problem will be up to not just consumers, but corporations and policymakers.
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  • Nestle wants to make water a commodity. They're going to come after your water.

    Grandma SueGrandma Sue7 timer siden
  • Nah tell me why this shit is age-restricted was it the dildo in the intro or what

    Ceviche 4 lifeCeviche 4 life8 timer siden
  • I understand the idea of banning plastic bags but what does everyone use for garbage? If it involves buying plastic bags it is just a tax

    ramkittyramkitty10 timer siden
  • North Dakota loves plastics. They end up hanging in our trees, scattered along the hiways, and piled up in fields. It looks like a dump verses a community. And yes I live here. 🤮

    Randy ShoneRandy Shone13 timer siden
  • Glad I could make use of the Hall & Oates Emergency Helpline.

    Neil GuptaNeil Gupta15 timer siden
  • Finally, you even beat Kurzgesagt because they do not address it as though it is a serious issue appealing to complication. John Oliver on the other hand simply acknowledge the problems that need to be address more seriously and what the hell are these guys doing?

    No Knowledge CreativityNo Knowledge Creativity17 timer siden
  • Thank you so much for this video, I can't believe how clueless I was about all this... If I was more mindful I should have known

    Yuqi XiaoYuqi XiaoDag siden
  • Age-restricted video? This is pure censorship.

    Cloud StratusCloud StratusDag siden
  • I watched Plastic Wars a few months ago and I'm glad John Oliver and crew did this piece. I've gradually been reducing my plastic usage and substituting it for other materials - for example, breathable mesh bags for produce when going to the market; reusable boba straws; asking restaurants not to include plastic utensils, etc. I believe that even though one person can make a difference, it's not enough. Even if millions of individual people drastically reduce their plastic usage, I'm still not sure it's enough. I agree that the reform needs to reach higher in the chain, like corporations and the plastic companies themselves. I also believe that we need to shift public perspective, and thus behavior, on waste and our environment. I feel really passionately about this - does anyone here happen to know of any organizations who are trying to change policy at the local/national level and/or shaping society's perspective on waste? I'd like to get involved. Info would be appreciated! Thanks.

    Airee KimAiree KimDag siden
  • Well this explains why Coca-Cola has jumped on the progressive bandwagon recently.

    jbshoffer78jbshoffer78Dag siden
  • I know it’s a bit off topic, but since he’s talking about Coca-Cola, I think it’s important to let people know that ALLEGEDLY coca-cola hired hit squads to murder union leaders in latin-America

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  • After the third movie, the youtubers take over to explain to the heartbroken children that Slurp is already dead and has been since the start of the series

    Maggie HarrisMaggie HarrisDag siden
  • does anyone want to forward this to Talenti Gelato?

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  • The most versatile substance on the planet....and they use it to make a frisbee.” - Ultron

    Owl the ReviewerOwl the ReviewerDag siden
  • I wish Canada would invade America and we can all be Canadian ✨

    Max CaulfieldMax CaulfieldDag siden
  • 6:58 It was for Belmoore Electric in Quebec. Not sure why I have an electrical company's number sitting in my drawer when I'm a ticketed electrician, or why they're in Quebec and I'm in British Columbia, but you know, I know what the number is now.

    Night StickNight StickDag siden
  • TIL Children in 3rd world countries are having trouble breathing because plastic companies lie about their products being recyclable I WISH I DIDN'T LEARN THAT

    שחר אטדגישחר אטדגיDag siden
    • TIAL America is one of the last countries to be okay with that, which is bad, because a lot of nations leave their plastic for America to handle with Again, I wish I didn't learn that

      שחר אטדגישחר אטדגיDag siden
  • Fellow teenager here, can confirm, this realistic goat head would absolutely get me to recycle, but maybe it's because of the occult feeling it gives

    שחר אטדגישחר אטדגיDag siden
  • There are only 2 items that can be recycled indefinitely. They are glass and aluminium. Aluminium is already being recycled very well, and is great for using on an assembly line. Glass is hard to recycle in a mixed box collection. Some places have banned glass from the recycling box. In Ontario we have a bottle return set-up for beer bottles and the works very well. All glass should be returned to the grocery store, separated by colour and have the caps removed. In manufacturing if a glass bottle breaks the line has to be stopped. Anything made in that batch has to be thrown out.

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  • If companies didnt make plastic I wouldnt be forced to use it. I’d much rather have glass packaging or literally whatever we used before plastic was made.

    Marissa SchultzMarissa Schultz2 dager siden
  • what about the industrial fishing plastics? was Seaspiracy a bunch of bullshit?

    AE86FBuntaAE86FBunta2 dager siden
  • IMO the real solution is to destroy the plastics industry, and to do that you’re gonna need a material that’s cheaper to make than plastic, usable in the same contexts that single-use plastics are, and is fully recyclable. It’s wishful thinking for sure but it’s the only way to do it

    theinfiniteridetheinfiniteride2 dager siden
  • I love how he, as a British person, still put on an extra layer of British accent to imitate a character from Harry Potter.

    Jason NockelsJason Nockels2 dager siden
  • The import of garbage is illegal into Thailand, and yet, people are importing plastic and e waste, and dismantling it in illegal operations. This poisons the air in some neighborhoods. It's a huge issue and very sad. Thailand and Malaysia are middle income countries, they're not low income countries that want or need this trash.

    Speed ZeroSpeed Zero2 dager siden
  • is john oliver ok? seems like he put on some weight. stress eating? i worry about him

    MelMel2 dager siden
  • Suggestion: talk about fortified shampoo for fast hair growth.

    Maureen VosMaureen Vos2 dager siden
  • Don't forget about the pacific trash continent Made most of commercial fishing nets

    Kyle TownsleyKyle Townsley2 dager siden
  • all plastics can be fully biodegradable. at this point its a choice, i can biodegrade styrofoam in my bedroom, and i have. we can do better.

    Zachary WilliamsZachary Williams2 dager siden
  • While John may succeed in being informative in all videos, the humour is really hit or miss. I watched one a couple days ago that had my sides splitting. I don’t think I even chuckled at this one, childish humour and the goat thing was so cringe

    Zac FrancisZac Francis2 dager siden
  • Send it to The Moon and Mars.

    Carlos DiazCarlos Diaz3 dager siden
  • Man, I can't wait for either Vulcans to arrive and save us from ourselves, or from us ALL perishing as a species and allow Smarter Octopi or Meerkat Species to evolve and become the new brains at the Apex of evolution. We as a human species, well, resemble the Covid-19 in more than one way.

    Carlos DiazCarlos Diaz3 dager siden
  • Please dont support a charity that supports eugenics. Listen to Autistic people, we do not want this, you are hurting our community!

    amanda Marieamanda Marie3 dager siden
  • He knew if he mentioned BTS he would have to do it in a positive way or an army of psycho children would try and ruin his life....

    Mike BroughtonMike Broughton3 dager siden
  • I've got a post grad in environmental sciences. I'm a bookkeeper now because I'm so tired of all this bullshit.

    ToudaHellToudaHell3 dager siden
  • Although half of the things are taken from , I appreciate the effort he put to make it reach to wider audience.

    Govind MittalGovind Mittal3 dager siden
  • 3:24 "You look like a furry who can't commit." XD lmao

    SMmania123SMmania1233 dager siden
  • 0:55 I tell you how to get more people to recycle, and it's not with some freaky goat-man hybrid. It's with Earth Chan I swear, if people used Earth Chan as a mascot for recycling, so many more people would recycle, it's cute and not terrifying or ugly like some god-forsaken goat-man hybrid thing is.

    SMmania123SMmania1233 dager siden
  • Wish I could thumbs up twice.

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  • It's times like these that I just look at things around my house and think, "Gosh, 90% of the filling in this could have been replaced with otherwise unrecyclable plastics"

    Salted SinsSalted Sins3 dager siden
  • 18:07 Aluminum is not a thing. It is *Aluminium*

    DonJigglyDonJiggly3 dager siden
  • The amount of respect I have lost for your work after finding out you’re associated with the next for autism event is astronomical. If you can’t do the one google search it takes to listen to autistic voices on this matter, then I dont trust you to properly research your stories. Nothing about us, without us!

    T LindsayT Lindsay3 dager siden
  • anyone else who gets told that the content is age restricted??

    Brigitte RieserBrigitte Rieser3 dager siden
    • country: Austria

      Brigitte RieserBrigitte Rieser3 dager siden
  • State/countries NEED to pass laws that tax companies per non-recyclable plastic and use that taxation to employ recycling plants that CAN render more challenging plastics into reusable materials.

    Okay SoOkay So3 dager siden
  • Most intelligent organism on earth doesn't know how to prevent poisoning its own habitat.

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  • My local supermarket, says "have a brown bag to reduce plastic use" then look at everything (incl 2 small segments in a plastic box) covered in plastic :-(

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  • I was totally waiting for that American Beauty joke. ,👍

    Joey DanielskiJoey Danielski3 dager siden
  • That Nestle ad is infuriating.

    Joey DanielskiJoey Danielski3 dager siden
  • Slurp and totes mcgoats are going to be costarring in my nightmares for weeks to come

    Cypher 1101Cypher 11014 dager siden
  • Why is this video restricted for inappropriate content?!

    N MN M4 dager siden
  • There's the "more plastic than fish" quote and yet still, nothing is changing!

    Kevin EygenraamKevin Eygenraam4 dager siden
  • Please do a show on this disgrace that is the European Super League...

    Nathanael De RosarioNathanael De Rosario4 dager siden
  • Well you know what you have to do John... European Super League.... you know the American knock off brand version of football

    Valdimar EirikssonValdimar Eiriksson4 dager siden
  • Translation: There is no hope, and nobody is accountable. Even in countries with the EPS laws, like Canada.... the laws are not strickly enforced, and workarounds are being built by the plastic industry.

  • I really thought we were in a way out of the plastic problem. So many good ideas and initiatives... but then the pandemic hit... Since then, it's almost impossible to live a plastic free life. Hardly any shop accepts my own containers due to hygienic rules... 😔

    Linda WaLinda Wa4 dager siden
  • Idk what you did john but suddenly you have a bit of a silver fox thing going on. In digging it.

    Kyle FrenchKyle French4 dager siden
  • I am 37 years old and there is only 1 thing i hate. PLASTIC! damn seriously we already killed this planet enough. and i live in japan where they pack PLASTIC in PLASTIC in PLASTIC!!! its just terrible

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  • Most plastic in the oceans come from the fishing industry. Leave the oceans alone, and start by not buying fish or seafood.

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  • Asphyxiated Sausage 🤣

    Anthony DuranAnthony Duran5 dager siden
  • OMG NOworld just warned me that this video might contain subject matter that may not be suitable for everyone fuck you

    Brendan MontagueBrendan Montague5 dager siden
  • It's the literal definition of putting away

    HenriqueHenrique5 dager siden
  • Slurp miss the tag "They promise me an action figure!"

    Susan RiceSusan Rice5 dager siden
  • Goat. that is all

    JWLN silverJWLN silver5 dager siden
  • Crazy - this video is soft blocked in Germany, I had to verify my age to watch it, or though vpn

    Levan R.Levan R.5 dager siden
  • There is something New Yorkers can do. Ask your state legislators to support S--1185A, an EPR bill which would switch responsibility for dealing with plastics pollution from us, the taxpayers, to the polluters themselves.

    Maria ValeMaria Vale5 dager siden
  • This is heartbreaking.... everyone should try to avoid plastic packaging when possible and tell takeout restaurants to not use plastic utensils

    Mei ChenMei Chen5 dager siden
  • John Oliver: Piss-Wizard. Series when?

    DanielDaniel5 dager siden
  • No acknowledgement the plastic industry is the oil industry.

    Jayson CowanJayson Cowan6 dager siden
  • One of the funniest narratives being recycled over and over again is “the US is a developed country” 😂 cmon man !

    Futuro BergFuturo Berg6 dager siden
  • Totes McGotes popping up next to John gave me a scare

    Kristopher MizoguchiKristopher Mizoguchi6 dager siden
  • Why tf did this get age gated

    Historical AccuracyHistorical Accuracy6 dager siden
  • Why is this video age-restricted? o.o

    Elisabeth BanberElisabeth Banber6 dager siden
  • Keep it to just John please. I can't with the fake interaction

    Not RosieNot Rosie6 dager siden
  • spit reveal 8:29 thank u king

    mollyblockmollyblock6 dager siden
  • don't search, BTS is at 07:30

    Assel KAssel K6 dager siden
  • Why was this video age restricted?

    Timothy MånfrostTimothy Månfrost6 dager siden
  • why is this Video age-restricted? whats wrong with youtube?

    DieLeereHandDieLeereHand6 dager siden
  • WTF?!?

    AidaVienneAidaVienne6 dager siden
  • I listened to a comedian and now I am depressed

    MalMal7 dager siden
  • a credit card worth of micro plastic every week ! mygawd !

    Robin TanRobin Tan7 dager siden
  • time is time I ate a dime in the middle of committing a crime. If you are wondering the crime was murder

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  • John is the best 😂

    Korrado ZambiniKorrado Zambini7 dager siden
  • This shit is more tragic than your hair Oliver.

    Vicki TVicki T7 dager siden
  • Thanks Jhonny more good news in pandemic!

    Walt O'HaraWalt O'Hara7 dager siden
  • John Oliver is committing to recycled material by copying the content of Broken (2019) episode 4

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  • In Mexico when you buy a litter and above soda bottle you need to return a used one so they don't charge extra.

    AlucardAlucard7 dager siden
  • This didnt even come up when I searched it in NOworld :(

    Benjamin DonaBenjamin Dona7 dager siden
  • 年龄限制?难道不是所有人都应该看到这个视频吗?"环保袋",付费塑料袋,肯德基的纸吸管,星巴克"环保"系列杯,只剩垃圾堆自我感觉良好

    闫璐闫璐7 dager siden
  • even if you can recycle all types, you still end up with microplastics piling up due to wear and tear, begging the question if we're ever going to develop technology that will adequately deal with it.

    stefstef7 dager siden
  • This is an important story, however NOworld is requiring an age verification check in order to watch it. And this means either I upload a copy of my identity or input my credit card information (with promises that I won't be charges). And of course this is happening just after disclosures on how Facebook, Google, Amazon and other sites have had recent hacking incidents that have resulted in HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of accounts have been breached, including credit card, address and identity information. I want to watch this video. I am a regular viewer of John Oliver. But I will not compromise my identity and this request is very disturbing. I DO NOT TRUST the "security" of NOworld and strongly resent their arbitrary limitations when they have proven they cannot protect the data they are asking me to provide.

    Fourier AnalystFourier Analyst7 dager siden
  • I'm not surprised that no one really care about recycled plastic. The number of people wanting plastic bag just to bag one small purchased item is crazy. In some countries, plastic bags are completely banned. No one can make or use plastic bags. People get fined. I don't see why first world nations cannot do the same. There are alternative. There are grocery stores that sells food item in bulk. You just pre-weigh your own containers and put the food in those containers. Cashiers would just weigh the whole thing and subtract the weight of the containers. It's so much better that way.

    Magnolia FlowerMagnolia Flower8 dager siden
  • So can we finally put more energy into reduce and reuse? Or maybe hold the folks making these products responsible? Or has the good of plastics in increasing our lifespan, etc. outweighed having to pass a credit card a week? Maybe too bad more people aren't poor? We still wash and reuse our takeout containers and at least make trash bags out of our shopping bags. single use my butt lol. But yeah this sounds bad.

    Ben TownsendBen Townsend8 dager siden
  • Something maybe missed here. That triangle with arrows is NOT a recyclable sign if there is a number within it. It is purely a resin identification number. The logo was deliberately chosen by plastics company so consumers would confuse it for recyclable.

    C GivensC Givens8 dager siden
  • Like it if you just noticed the checkered tie reflection

    Trevor LeoneTrevor Leone8 dager siden
  • His foul mouth adds nothing but to normalize and encourage an increasing degenerate "society".

    Joe JonesJoe Jones8 dager siden
  • This is exactly why I hold on to all my soft plastic, then once every few months go into the woods and burn it. If it's not going to get recycled, then at least it's not ending up in a landfill

    Ricky LaheyRicky Lahey8 dager siden
    • yeah but burning plastic isn't good either

      Edoardo BoydEdoardo Boyd6 dager siden
  • We feed the ocean plastic. The ocean feeds it back to us. We fking deserve it.

    Dee EtdDee Etd8 dager siden
  • Why do I love hearing about how shitty the world is and the people that live in it 🤔

    Joven NobleJoven Noble8 dager siden
  • The most polluting plastic in sea is from commercial fishing and they are killing dolphins

    rajeev3983rajeev39838 dager siden
  • This is so sad. Thank you for doing this. I complained to stores and companies as it became harder and harder to find things packed in metal or paper or glass. I kept getting told that the weight of plastic compared to glass was actually better overall for the environment and don't worry as plastic recycling was getting better and better.

    Lisa SmithLisa Smith8 dager siden
  • PLEASE HELP MY OLD HIGH SCHOOL AND HOME TOWN!! It is almost comical that they removed the Native American Imagery and Symbolisms but are KEEPING "savages" as a nickname... PLEASE TELL THEM HOW RACIST THIS WORD IS!! ​@t

    Michelle ChambersMichelle Chambers8 dager siden