Plastics: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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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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Brian Smith
Brian Smith преди час
I can't remember who exactly, but there was a stand up comedian who had a bit where he imagined Humans nuking and killing ourselves and most of the animals, yet Earth eventually recovers and moves on- Later, aliens arrive, start colonies, do archealogical digs and find this strange, thick Layer of Plastic deep down, encircling the planet and ponder "Wtf is this stuff? Did some weird meteor hit and coat the planet? It can''t be natural" I think the bit ended with our Plastic being Like Oil from the dinosaurs to them, and they start the bad cycle over again
pikkukivi преди 9 часа
Why is this video age restricted?
John doe
John doe преди 11 часа
Wouldn't it make sense to turn plastics into bricks and street tiles? Non recyclable plastics could still be compressed into blocks used for building stuff, and buildings have large life expectancies, so even though it would be difficult or impossible to recycle these again, plastics would still be contained for 50-100 years and as bricks they would be more difficult to break down (if disposed or buried) into microplastics.
somedeveloperblokey преди 14 часа
Verify my age? Mate, I'm fifty two years old, and that's old enough to know that Google wanting my credit card details is a thing that should not, EVER, happen.
Con D
Con D преди ден
I realized 3/4 of the way through the video that the picture is of two plastic bags and not glaciers
djmundn преди ден
I just had to confirm my age with my credit card that I am old enough to watch this video. Seriously Google? Who's behind this?
Natalie преди ден
I feel sooooo called out with that random drawer bit. I literally have a drawer with all those things in it and NOTHING else.
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Curtis Johnston
Curtis Johnston преди ден
Not just plastic but scientists have tested waterways all over the world even in the remotest areas that they have found teflon everywhere.
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BaMenace преди ден
Matt Gaetz loves a bit of virgin plastic
jc98 преди 2 дни
Just tax virgin plastic so that recycled plastic is cheaper and company's will buy recycled plastic to save money.
Aidan Godreau
Aidan Godreau преди 2 дни
You failed to bring up the fishing industry John. 70% of plastics in the ocean
Arne Indigo
Arne Indigo преди 2 дни
if you really want to save fish and not have them outnumbered by plastic, you might want to stop eating them, because a) overfishing is a serious problem and b) the majority of plastic waste in the oceans is from fisher nets and other equipment related to the fishing industry!
paula gonzalez
paula gonzalez преди 3 дни
Just thinking of the millions of Amazon packages that get delivered & all the plastic being used 💀
Chris Horne
Chris Horne преди 3 дни
John has sold a plagiarised act to Americans by cloning comedian Ben Eltons persona. The only noticeable difference is that Ben Elton was funny....genuinely funny.
Jaycee Wedmak
Jaycee Wedmak преди 3 дни
So many things could be changed but jobs and pressures placed on other resources would create different problems. I've been fighting for changes since 1969 ☹
Ved Sharma
Ved Sharma преди 3 дни
The blobfish look way better than Ted Cruz come on guys
David Salour
David Salour преди 3 дни
Recycling is pointless absolutely. We need to find another solution. Keep trying recycling that we already know don't work is insane. Find another way
hotgirlsarehot преди 3 дни
This episode is a retread of what Netflix did last year or back in 2019 in their limited series. Literally used clips from that episode.
Cameron Martin
Cameron Martin преди 4 дни
Support “liquid death”... google it... it’s not alcohol
Ghazal преди 4 дни
John Oliver... our own little sitdown bill nye
Ghazal преди 4 дни
YALL WATCH SEASPIRACY(on netflix)... thank me later
HardRockMiner преди 4 дни
"Earth probably doesn't share our hate for plastic. It might love it! After all, plastic comes from The Earth. It's one of Earth's children. Maybe we were allowed to evolve because Earth wanted plastic and it didn't know how to make it, so it used us. Maybe our greatest question has a simple answer. Why are we here..? PLASTIC!!" - George Carlin.
neil smith
neil smith преди 4 дни
can't watch this content despite confirming my age, by giving my credit card details! Not impressed by this.
Bryce Nerdstrom
Bryce Nerdstrom преди 4 дни
how hard can it possibly be to make a machine that separates plastics from other materials at landfills, and recycle them?
Dea Carey
Dea Carey преди 4 дни
The real irony is that those creepy recycling mascot costumes are all non-recyclable…
Ushio01 преди 4 дни
Large ships burn bunker oil the dirtiest fuel imaginable because it's cheap modern bunker fuel is that the crap that is left after refining to make modern clean gas, diesel and aviation fuel (relative compared to the past when those other fuels were dirtier and bunker oil was cleaner). Time to consider switching some shipping to burning landfill waste not perfect but cleaner than bunker oil and reduces landfill and gives waste some value and use. Perfect is the enemy of better.
Ushio01 преди 4 дни
Grit, sand and dirt end up inside us when we breathe. Plastic has been in the environment for 70 years if it was causing large scale issued we would know instead life expectancy and general population health have risen.
Fredrik O. Zachrisson
Fredrik O. Zachrisson преди 4 дни
Say what you want about JOliver. He mat be cringy, but this was a good and informative episode.
Lal преди 4 дни
i also wish glass would make a comeback
Lal преди 4 дни
totes mcgoats is pretty funny and so is his goatie
Neartmhor преди 5 дни
The “it’s up to the consumer” bs is why we have a massive campaign to ban plastic straws (even though they save lives), and not much noise about waste from commercial fishing companies. Even though plastic straws make up 0.002% of ocean waste, and fishing waste is 60%. Fishing companies support straw bans, because while we’re talking about that (and disabled people are begging to not have things that we need taken away from us, and to not be treated as though we are as disposable as the straws people want to ban), we aren’t taking about holding fishing companies accountable. It’s a rort. So leave plastic straws alone, and go after the thing that will actually make a difference. (And no, there is not yet a replacement or plastic straws that meets all the requirements that are needed. Some alternatives will do one or two things, but might also be expensive, or not positionable, or not bendy, or are unsafe, or set off allergies. So until there is a plastic straw alternative that meets ALL the requirements, leave them alone. Because all you’re doing by advocating for a straw ban is shouting very loudly that you hate disabled people, and don’t think we are full human beings that deserve to live. Maybe don’t do that?)
Brendan B
Brendan B преди 5 дни
Fishing is causing way more harm than plastics, by a lot. Watch Seaspiracy
Rin Rin
Rin Rin преди 5 дни
While watching this video, I looked around and noticed that most of the things visible from my table were made of plastic. The amount of plastics today is overwhelming, and scary!
seigeengine преди ден
Plastic use is a lot more pervasive than even most people think. One example most people don't think of is even if your table is wood, it's probably coated in a plastic finish.
Toria Spencer
Toria Spencer преди 5 дни
Really glad to see clips from CBC Marketplace showing up here. Their consumer journalism is fantastic and their piece on plastic recycling was eye-opening.
psammiad преди 5 дни
Why would you buy lettuce in a box, instead of just buying a lettuce in a bag? It's cheaper to buy a lettuce - are people really too lazy to slice a few leaves?!
The Viewer
The Viewer преди 4 дни
Some people can't slice it, either cause of a disability making it difficult to hold a knife/lettuce or cause it would be dangerous to keep knives in their home. Just cause most people can doesn't mean that those that can't are lazy/
parvin bashirova
parvin bashirova преди 5 дни
Please make part 2 on Japan's recycle culture legend. This country is number 2 after US polluting South-East Asia's waters.
Midnight Queen
Midnight Queen преди 5 дни
Lmao where did bts come from😂😂😂
Jono Ward
Jono Ward преди 6 дни
I wonder how much it cost John to pronounce it Alu-min-um.
Hugh Jazzole'
Hugh Jazzole' преди 6 дни
I made records in a record factory in 1975,,when a record was a goof we immediately peeled the label off & thrown into the hopper where ya put the plastic pellets & remelted.. stop the use of oil to make any plastics & force plastic producers to only buy used plastic
Kaisea преди 6 дни
Reminder that this is not uniquely an American problem. The whole world needs to change, everything we produce needs to be eco-friendly and we need clean power and clean fuel to account for the huge amount of imports and exports.
razenburn преди 6 дни
I just heard an Englishman say aluminum. I.... I can't, John.
Moop Meep
Moop Meep преди 6 дни
Since before people promote stopping plastic waste . I dont see any progress even now
Moop Meep
Moop Meep преди 6 дни
Easy . We dump on other people country
Miroslav Jurčík
Miroslav Jurčík преди 6 дни
It bothers me so much, that the Europe is doing our best while USA is producing a shitload of nonsense waste (lettuce in plastic box srsly?) and think it's ok. Twelve umbrellas over the year? I hope this is a joke, John, I have my umbrella for seven years now and it's completely fine. It's not about the recycling, it's about thinking of the waste you produce, caring of stuff you buy, don't buying shit you don't need...we all live on this planet together, why some countries are destroying it more than others?... #zerowaste
Scarlett Elisabeth
Scarlett Elisabeth преди 6 дни
Kinda shocked at how many places only accept 1 & 2, both cities I’ve lived in accepted all things from 1 - 7
Ali Smith
Ali Smith преди 7 дни
Big companies HAVE to be held accountable + stop greenwashing us! Especially companies that have built their audience on convincing us they're "greener" "more eco-friendly" + "progressive" like Whole Foods + Trader Joe's! PLEASE sign+share my petition to hold them accountable for the insane amount of plastic waste they contribute!
mkhoen преди 7 дни
Why this video needs age verification?
Makk Arron
Makk Arron преди 7 дни
Why this video needs age verification?
tallakiss преди 7 дни
Yay my PhD on display!
TheLolaVegas преди 7 дни
I've been subscribed to this channel, but it didn't show up in my subscription box! I assumed they were on hiatus. Wtf BGpost!
Anon преди 8 дни
All the big oil companies are now investing in plastic manufacturing because they won't be able to burn oil for energy.
Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson преди 8 дни
In the UK we have a company called terracycle that recycle 75% of all plastics including pens, salad boxes and even chocolate bar wrappers. They also recycle crisp packets and we recycle bread packaging and shopping bags at the supermarkets.
legendhero 45
legendhero 45 преди 8 дни
Oh no, moments of this video are so very very terrible and so very very horrible.
Head_Shot преди 8 дни
Christ, this reminds of those bloody LOL dolls. Those things are awful
GlennMagusHarvey преди 9 дни
Yep, Florida is one of the states with stupid pre-emption laws banning bans on plastic bags. That's not the only thing that's pre-empted; there's a ban on bans on plastic straws, and a ban on local ordinances dealing with tree cover and tree removal procedures. There's no respect for local control, for cities to actually make decisions that affect their own citizens and their own home turf. This is what the Florida state legislature has been up to.
Satyasya Satyasya
Satyasya Satyasya преди 9 дни
The Viewer
The Viewer преди 4 дни
@S W Yeah, it's changed now. Either give ID or credit card info. Maybe you've bought a film on BGpost or have your account linked to your Google account with your card?
S W преди 9 дни
You have to give you ID? It works for me without giving any information.
Bryan Mitchell
Bryan Mitchell преди 9 дни
Glass & paper please
S W преди 4 дни
@The Viewer In smaller communities and automation. The population was once 98% less than it is today and we survived just fine.
The Viewer
The Viewer преди 4 дни
@S W No. That won't work and would just make things far far worse. How are things like food and medicine going to be transported when 95% of truck drivers are gone? How is food even supposed to be produced when 95% of farm workers are gone and 100% of farms now have insufficient labourer numbers?
S W преди 9 дни
95% population reduction please.
Bryan Mitchell
Bryan Mitchell преди 9 дни
Fking oil companies.
sean t
sean t преди 9 дни
You got me, Oliver. You win this round.
Ateka9 преди 9 дни
Why do you package lettuce and fresh produce in plastic though? That's just weird.
20Gorilla преди 9 дни
The pain in John Oliver's voice as a Brit having to mis-pronounce aluminium 😂
S W преди 4 дни
@The Viewer Different pronunciations, neither are wrong.
The Viewer
The Viewer преди 4 дни
@S W So the English are the ones mispronouncing a word in the language of English?
S W преди 9 дни
Kiwi's and Ozzy's pronounce it like that too, so perhaps it is you who is mis-pronouncing it.
Sophie Ochmann
Sophie Ochmann преди 9 дни
The problem is that other, more "reusable" bags cost the environment more (production, transport, disposal). The "only" upside of non-plastic alternatives is that it doesn't end up in the ocean. Check out Our World in Data's contribution on plastic recycling!
Kevin Brown D. C.
Kevin Brown D. C. преди 10 дни
So...fresh fruits and veggies, go to a real butcher and get meat in paper. Also, stop buying water bottles and soda!
S W преди 9 дни
And also stop eating meat or at least drastically reduce your consumption.
Marshall Ashworth
Marshall Ashworth преди 10 дни
Its a shame John doesn't read these because they did fulfill their promise. The plastic has been recycled. Its in their drink because it ended up in the water.
Bacon Pancakes
Bacon Pancakes преди 10 дни
John, why on god's green earth did you say "aloominum"? This is beyond unacceptable.
Hammad Mufti
Hammad Mufti преди 10 дни
Recycling info on packaging is so easy to understand in the UK as compared to the confusing crap written on American products. Example:
Opuk Otieno
Opuk Otieno преди 10 дни
Alu- what now ?!? Say it properly goddamnit !!
MrGrifft преди 10 дни
... Akhbar?
goosiegander преди 10 дни
Why am I suddenly being asked to verify my age to watch a video about plastic ? WTF youtube ? Have you lost the plot ? This clearly is going to be about the effect on the environment and you have to be over 18 to watch it ? BGpost = Looneytube.
Kuparisiipi преди 10 дни
It's not just that one plastic "island" in the sea either. There's 5 of them in different places where the currents cause a swirl. I'm not sure if they are all that big, but they sure will if we, as Reuben Kaye put it "Allowe fossil fuel companies to operate our elected officials like ventriloquist dummies from hell, raping our planet for economic gain."
Pat преди 10 дни
I got two warnings about content for this video...did I really want to see all this potentially terrible content? I thought must have been full of swearing....but, nuh, full of comment on how big plastic doesn't care how much of its product is single use and on its way to being waste. Huh? Had just watched a Nat's What I Reckon, which is cooking with swearing, thought I can cope with Oliver being a swear bear.... FFS BGpost what's with the scheiss around content? Big plastic on your case? One thing about plastic, make it from something else. Eg, Cadbury chocolates came in a corn pulp tray for a while. It turned into purple snot when water added.
Knack For2
Knack For2 преди 10 дни
Wait why did they delete the April 4th show?
evolution rhythm
evolution rhythm преди 11 дни
WTF are we going to have half-decent regulators to stop industries lying in adverts? It's obviously false advertising using half truths.
Jacqui преди 11 дни
isa li
isa li преди 11 дни
Another one is the fishing industry that makes earth worse. Please check Netflix and there are some documentaries.
Hearn преди 11 дни
Watch Seaspiracy. On Netflix and takes this to the next level.
Al G
Al G преди 11 дни
I had to pause this just to say - that goat-man is legitimately disturbing and the spokesperson’s insistence that no one above the age of 11 would find it scary is laughable. But I guess it makes sense coming from someone who thinks no one finds clowns scary anymore.
Late Nite Reflections
Late Nite Reflections преди 11 дни
we can't take any blame for any of this on ourselves 😲 I'll just look the other way on this
Xander Dhaene
Xander Dhaene преди 11 дни
why’d he do an accent for harry potter. he’s already br*tish
imicca преди 11 дни
use cloth shopping bags, use paper (much better at recycling), use metals (Super recycable). Plastic is NOT going away, we still need to make plastic for medical purposes for example. it just needs to be somehow controlled
J Spark
J Spark преди 11 дни
thank fuck this video has been locked for us in europe (VPN's weren't working) glad to see i can finally access it
anothersquid преди 11 дни
Wow, Niagara Falls NY, not legal-weed Niagara Falls, Canada, made up that goat. I think that maybe says something.
George Cayas
George Cayas преди 11 дни
Every single business, from Amazon to small take out shop, that sells a product is contributing to this cancer, from packaging to storage - we need to change the system if we want to have any chance of survival as a species.
Handmade by Ailsa
Handmade by Ailsa преди 11 дни
Did you just say aluminum? 🤦🏽‍♀️😱
Dave C
Dave C преди 11 дни
This feels like a topic that both 'sides' should agree on but I bet they'll find a way to fight over it
Dave C
Dave C преди 11 дни
"Not if the ferret knows what it's doing" XD
Dave C
Dave C преди 11 дни
"My nose seems to be dying and it seems to be taking my brain with" lollll
Julia преди 11 дни
Reminder that a significant portion of plastic in the ocean is from fishing. I'm disappointed he didn't mention this.
Matthew Eagles
Matthew Eagles преди 11 дни
You buy lettuce in a plastic box?
Dee Etd
Dee Etd преди 11 дни
Want to know more on the truth of plastic pollution? Watch SEASPIRACY on Netflix. Not getting money spreading this and not even a stan of the creator (Ali who?) BUT IT REALLY IS IMPORTANT THE WORLD KNOWS THE TRUTH.
Dan O'Neill
Dan O'Neill преди 12 дни
onequartercanadian преди 12 дни
lol to the random intern who had to go into John's home and dress up in a goat head when John has two boys under the age of 5.
Nathan D
Nathan D преди 12 дни
Watch Seaspiracy on Netflix for an interesting dive into plastics in the oceans and how commercial fishing all ties into it.
Jessica преди 12 дни
Would love to watch but BGpost won't let me without putting in id like a credit card to verify my age, even though I had BGpost Premium so it already has card details saved and have watched mature rated videos for years with no problem so wtf BGpost?
Lieutenant Lucky
Lieutenant Lucky преди 12 дни
“You look like a furry who can’t commit!” is gold. I’m springing for a full suit if I ever get the money
Ryan Donahue
Ryan Donahue преди 12 дни
Wow that
william peto
william peto преди 12 дни
i always thought they should put a scrap value on plastics to get people to clear it up.
Gixermouse преди 12 дни
This is a BIG thing with me. Why is it that consumers are deemed to be the failure when almost EVERY plastic product can be recycled?! I've worked with plastics and polymers for a long time and NOTHING about that stinky shit is good, but re-grind is soooo much easier to work with. You can at least breathe when you're working with it. Anyway. Keep saying 'Not recyclable' on your pruducts and keep telling the consumers that it's THEIR fault that you're a total dick Not you John. I (of course) love you (in a manly way)
Rainer Verteidiger
Rainer Verteidiger преди 12 дни
Of all the LastWeekTonight videos, why is THIS one age restricted? Also, I'm not a US citizen, so I don't own a credit card. PLEASE, Google, make age verification easier!
Argh JayEm
Argh JayEm преди 12 дни
Is Simon Bird from the Inbetweeners John Oliver’s illegitimate love child? They’ve got the same beak and focal length!!! 🤣😂🤣
IAmSeamonkey преди 13 дни
wait so i'm older than more than half of all plastics ever made?
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