If You Don’t Know, Now You Know – Asian Nations Reject Western Trash | The Daily Show


When you think of recycling, you probably think
of a magical process where you throw your plastic
in the blue bin, and a unicorn takes it away,
and then nine months later you get a beautiful
new baby water bottle. -(laughter)
-But the truth is, much like making an actual baby,
the recycling process is much messier
than what you may believe. NEWSWOMAN: When most of us
put out our recycling on trash day,
recyclers sort through it, bundle it up and ship it
overseas to be recycled. For decades, much of that waste
was sold to China. NEWSMAN: America’s main export
to China by volume was trash: recycled metal,
cardboard and plastic. For decades,
China’s been a global dustbin, taking huge quantities of
our rubbish and recycling it. NEWSWOMAN:
The relationship was symbiotic. China would ship goods
to the U.S. The U.S. would use
the empty ships to send China recycling. China would then use
the recycling to make new goods
to ship to the U.S., and the cycle continued. Yep. From China to America and then back to China
and then to America again. Basically, it’s…
♪ The circle of trash ♪ ♪ Paper, plastic into paper,
ah, paper ♪ ♪ Plastic into paper ♪ ♪ Ah, paper,
plastic into paper. ♪ (applause) Yeah. Believe it or not,
America creates so much trash that it’s had to send it
over to China to be recycled. Which isn’t really surprising
when you think about it. Like, nobody is better
at creating unnecessary trash than America.
I mean, this is the same country where you can buy orange slices
in a plastic container. Yeah. As if there wasn’t already
a container for orange slices -called an orange.
-(laughter) It’s in the container. And for a very long time,
the relationship worked. Right? America sent China
its recycling. China turned it into
fake Louis Vuitton bags. But then… just like your ex, after a while China decided
it was sick of taking trash. NEWSWOMAN:
By 2012, China was receiving nearly half
of all the recycling that Americans
shipped out of the country. A lot of those materials
could not be recycled. They were ending up
in landfills, the environment or, worse,
taking a human toll. Now the country is trying
to clean up its image. In January,
China stopped taking most of the dirty recycling
it called “foreign garbage,” which means some
seven million tons of plastic needs to be recycled elsewhere. Yep. You see, back when China
was a poorer country, they were fine with sorting
through America’s recycling. But now that they’re more rich
and more powerful, they’ve decided that
that’s beneath them. Which is understandable, right? You start making some money,
you upgrade your life. It’s like when you get
a big promotion, you know, so you start buying the super
soft toilet paper, yeah, instead of using napkins
you stole from Burger King. You know what I mean. You know when you
lay them together and you make sure
the corners overlap– We’ve all done that, come on. So with China no longer taking
America’s plastic, all the recycling has had
to find somewhere else to go. And for a while, there were
a lot of countries in Asia that were willing to take it, in fact, they were happy
to take it. TV REPORTER: This used to be
mostly paddy fields, but rubbish,
which has been dumped here for almost 40 years,
dominates the landscape. Villagers here don’t mind. In fact, they welcome it. Like many others,
Giman makes a living from sorting through
the waste. TRANSLATOR:
This used to be a poor area. I couldn’t even afford
to go to school. But with this trash, I could put my three children
through school. My oldest is getting a PhD. (audience reacts) That’s insane, right? Like, that is… one of
the craziest things ever. This guy managed to get his kids
a degree from trash, which is ironic, because
that trash probably contained a few actual degrees. And his story
wasn’t the only one. Many people around Asia
were making money by sorting through America’s
recycling, all right, which isn’t a great job, but, for many people,
it changed their lives. But as we said earlier,
America uses a lot of plastic. And after China closed
its doors, many of these smaller countries
couldn’t handle the volume of plastic recycling that was coming into
their country. It turned it from a blessing
into a curse, which is always the case
with plastic, let’s be honest, right? Whether it’s plastic recycling
or plastic surgery, a little bit is okay. Yeah? Yeah.
But if you do too much, you look like you’re
always watching the end of an M. Night Shyamalan movie. Just like, “What?
They’re allergic to water?!” (laughter) So, just like China, all these
other countries have decided that they’ve had enough
of Western trash. “We don’t want
your recyclable trash,” that is the message
from Cambodia. That country just sent back
83 shipping containers filled with 1,600 tons
of plastic waste back to the U.S. and Canada,
saying, “Cambodia is not a dustbin where foreign countries
can dispose of waste.” TV REPORTER: Countries like
the Philippines say it’s Western waste
littering their shores, sent to poorer countries
instead of being recycled. TV REPORTER: The president
of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte even made it
very clear to Canada that the trash was not welcome,
to send it back to Canada. -Your garbage is, uh,
-On the way. on, uh, on-on the way. Prepare a grand reception. Eat it if you want to. (laughter) Oh, wow! -Wow.
-(cheers and applause) Rodrigo Duterte
does not mess around. Prepare a grand reception
for your trash and eat it if you want to? It’s a slam, but it’s such
a weirdly formal way to tell someone
to shove it up their ass. Like… No. Like, I’d love
to hear Duterte deliver a “yo mama” joke. He’s just like, “Your mother
has overindulged so much “that the government
recently bestowed upon her her own area code. Slam.” (laughter) So, Cambodia, Malaysia,
Philippines, China, all of them
have come together to say, it is time for America’s trash
to go home. In other words:
send it back. Send it back. So, now, the trash is headed
back here to the U.S. And you might be saying,
“Well, fine, Trevor, We’ll just have
to recycle it ourselves.” Well, unfortunately,
it’s not that easy. TV REPORTER:
So what happens now to the plastic we used
to ship to China? Not much. A lot of it’s just piling up
here in the states. A lot of plastic comes
to recyclers like Bagaria all mixed together, impossible to separate
cost-effectively. Cities across the country
are now reexamining whether their recycling programs
are going to waste. TV REPORTER: Is it better
for people to recycle wrong or not at all? It’s better for people
not to recycle at all. It sounds crazy, but you have
to put it in context. Okay, when it comes
to, like, tin cans, like all of that stuff,
you can still recycle it. But when it comes to plastic,
incorrect recycling is worse than no recycling
at all. And even though you might think,
“No, I recycle correctly,” that chances are
that you’re not. Like, we all think
we’re recycling when we put a plastic bottle in
the little blue plastic bin. But what we’re actually
supposed to be doing is taking the lid off
the bottle, and then you’re supposed to take
that little ring off that’s under the lid
of every single bottle. Yeah. Yeah.
Oh, and if you get takeout, you can’t just throw that
in the bin and call it a day, even just rinsing it off
isn’t good enough. You’re supposed to wash that
thing, like, make it clean, like, cleaner than Mike Pence’s
browser history. Just everything. Yeah, his shit is–
Are you kidding? He’s like,
“I won’t even type ‘Google,’ ’cause it sounds like
a sex thing.” (laughter) And now– I know,
when I say these things, you might be thinking,
“Dude, I love this planet, but those plastic rings,
that’s too much.” Well, then there’s one
other thing we could be doing, and that is using less plastic, which I know is hard, because
we’ve all gotten used to it. Like, I’m obsessed with it,
we all use it, it’s convenient. But we’re gonna need to try. I’ve actually thought
of a few solutions for all of us, you know. Yeah, no. Instead
of plastic plates, I was thinking
we can just use our iPads. Okay? Think about it. It’s flat, it’s big,
and as an added bonus, when you watch Netflix
during dinner, you don’t even
have to look up, yeah. You can just be like,
“Oh, no. They killed Eleven. “Ah! Oh, no,
that’s-that’s just Bolognese. Mmm. Oh, yeah, she’s fine.” Working it for everything. Yeah. As for all those
delivery containers that you get
from, like, Postmates, now, that’s something
you don’t need. Just have the delivery guy
put all your food in his mouth, and then he feeds it to you
like a baby bird when he arrives. You’ll be helping the planet, and you’ll make
a really close friend. Yeah. So, the next time, the next time you plan on
tossing out a piece of plastic that you used for, like,
a total of three seconds, just remember
that pretty soon that plastic may be headed back your way. So if you don’t know,
now you know.

100 Comments

  1. Shell K said:

    I'm pissed…i have cans and bottles all over the place. I have always recycled. In my city this is how the homeless eat everyday…by recycling. There has been an increase in panhandling and crime will skyrocket soon!!!!

    August 13, 2019
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  2. burjalmadre said:

    Stop buying shit sodas if youre an adult and dont ever buy water in disposable plastic bottles. Buy one good bottle and a filter. How hard can this be? Also make other changes where you can regarding plastic use

    August 13, 2019
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  3. IMSPECIAL2 said:

    Hi Trevor,
    You always make my day. You're are so hilarious. 😁😅

    August 13, 2019
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  4. John bullock said:

    The degree joke should have said Trump University

    August 13, 2019
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  5. bernadette rogers said:

    America is just lazy. We have China making most of our goods and taking our trash. Sad.

    August 13, 2019
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  6. Lalaland said:

    FUCK AMERICA and their people, they don't care about anything but their own guns, idiots and anything "MURICAN". TRUMP the idiot screwed over the farmers, truckers and vets, the immigrants who were trying to have a better live. He violated simple human rights, exposed innocent children to unneeded trauma and is a fucking liar. He loves all authoritarians, think russia, china, brazil really, wtf….Your prison and justice system is fucking broken especially now with trumpy dumpy. He pardons anyone who agrees with him. To top it of he ended the nuclear deal, stepped out of the Paris agreement and dumped the UN. You have a country that has a literal epidemic of gun violence and mass shootings and guess what, it is not video games or the movies. If you fucking idiots still don't want to see that your second amendment is not working in your favor, you deserve every death that is in your nation of nitwits. It's kinda harsh and really sad I say this, but it's really true. I really don't like the way your nation has been setting a terrible example for the rest of the world. You know what's really funny, it's called an amendment for a reason. So you can actually amend it, it's not a right, it's a fucking amendment. Why the fuck would the rest of the world care about a fucked up nations that does absolutely nothing for the rest of the world. You MURICANS need to wake up to the sad reality the rest of the world is trying to cope and deal with. May God bless the souls of the rare few that actually get it in your nation.

    August 14, 2019
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  7. MrSavon42 said:

    0:55 How come they didn't light up Hawaii? Did we kick it out of the Union?

    August 14, 2019
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  8. reli:c said:

    Maga by aknowleging how polution and climate change are genuine fucking problems!

    August 14, 2019
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  9. DeathnoteBB said:

    1:29 The problem with this example is that some disabled people rely on pre-peeled fruits in easily opened containers. Not everyone has the dexterity or hand strength to peel an orange themselves.

    August 14, 2019
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  10. Elvis Ishak Mboni said:

    They should just put a tax on plastic, it works that's what happened in South Africa now people think twice before using plastic products carelessly

    August 14, 2019
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  11. Jniour Sunshine said:

    Drop it in a black hole out of space 🤷

    August 14, 2019
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  12. Ebony_Love_R_007 said:

    "Fake Louie Vuitton bags". They're famous for that ish LOL! 😅😅😅

    August 14, 2019
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  13. dan foster said:

    i'm going to tattoo durtete on my body, the man is a living legend.

    August 14, 2019
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  14. Justin Greenleaf said:

    When I read the headline I assumed you meant SJWs 🙂

    August 14, 2019
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  15. F M said:

    US is imploding.

    August 14, 2019
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  16. Neo Khesa said:

    Sending trash abroad to get recycled; even recycling is cheaper conducted in China? Damn

    August 14, 2019
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  17. Harsh Kushwah said:

    Orange Container….Killed it.

    August 14, 2019
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  18. Don donzelo said:

    go eat your garbage western shits what do you think in asian continent trash fucking idiot,dumb white,dictator,conqueror,retarded,racist,spoiled brats,what do you expect to this white people nothing just disrespectful,disgraceful craps,Western countrys is starting to sink down there economy is collapsing thats the cosequence of your recent activities slaughtering half of human race just to sustain your economic development take that as karma,maybe sooner or later Asians might retaliate and thats the end of western self proclaim superior brainwashing.

    August 14, 2019
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  19. cause&effect said:

    China don’t want your white trash

    August 14, 2019
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  20. Don donzelo said:

    im not shocked when westerns especially americunts trying to turn the situation incriminating other countrys instead of there dark activities,destroying other countrys image for us to pivot our attention to those not worth to blame.

    August 14, 2019
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  21. Emiliapocalypse said:

    Aughhh this is why zero waste is a thing, but the people who pull it off are darn near superhuman. 🤷‍♀️ 🤔

    August 14, 2019
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  22. BIGGA HAITIAN Dorismond Enterprises Inc said:

    Trevor you know the truth I know the risk but this must be done. Tell them the truth about the Moors the true indigenous people of America. Not the United State. Our brothers and sisters need to know who they are here in North Central South America. A great man never consider himself when it comes to the truth. If you don't know do your research on the Moors. you have the whole world in your hand. so do the right thing. This is a special request no more lies the truth must prevail and it will With or Without You the universe have a mysterious way and doing and fulfilling its destiny. the only way to let our people know the truth is to expose the private. Which is why they say you can't mix the public with the private

    August 14, 2019
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  23. Aaron Brockington said:

    @5:05 that fat guy though…ROFLMAO XDXDXD!!

    August 14, 2019
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  24. GoodGawdGertrude said:

    soon Wall-E won't just be a children's movie…

    August 14, 2019
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  25. Aaron Brockington said:

    @7:06…lol i dont through away those take out containers…honestly, it the lid didn't break, just toss it in the dishwasher and reuse it >;)

    August 14, 2019
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  26. Chris Fox said:

    Hemp plastic is just as cost effective and biodegradable. If more manufacturers switch to hemp plastic then we can start solving the problem of the excessive amount of petroleum based plastic we have to recycle.

    August 14, 2019
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  27. zak80 said:

    Now, I’m worried that Africa would be overloaded by these trashes after Asia refusal.

    August 14, 2019
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  28. Minka G said:

    Love it eat it yeas

    August 14, 2019
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  29. Göran Klarén said:

    I heard that you have a lot of unemployed coal miners. There’s a opportunity here…. MAGA

    August 14, 2019
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  30. redd Greene Blue said:

    This is the result of Trumps trade war.
    Quite frankly, I see this as a positive in a forward thinking way:
    If we are forced to process our own rubbish, this could lead to better packing and manufacturing processes.
    Teumps trade war might be good for our environment and people.

    August 14, 2019
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  31. Whole Grain said:

    Just dump it in the ocean, Japan already ruined it anyways.

    August 14, 2019
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  32. kao long hang said:

    Give it to sweden, they turn trash into energy.

    August 14, 2019
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  33. Atpeace Makita said:

    One man's trash🚚… is another man's treasure💎

    August 14, 2019
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  34. Charles Dupree said:

    No trav they took him out

    August 14, 2019
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  35. S M said:

    Waste management; duh!

    August 15, 2019
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  36. Costitutionalist AntiPelosi said:

    but yet the HUGE pile of shit floating in the Pacific belongs…. tooo… you got it!!!! the east!!!!

    August 15, 2019
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  37. ninepuchar1 said:

    They killed ELEVEN?🥺🥺🥺Spoiled for me.

    August 15, 2019
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  38. TiBun said:

    I have no issue with cutting down on plastic use, the issue is companies who insist upon using too much plastic for packaging. It's hard to find what I need without the unnecessary plastic. Why can't they use biodegradable materials for packaging?

    August 15, 2019
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  39. Joseph Davidson said:

    Paper could replace so much of it. The market forces and laziness are going to destroy your children's lives. Great job!

    August 15, 2019
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  40. Chocolate Cake said:

    You take that trash shake it up with the love of Jesus and send it back.

    August 15, 2019
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  41. Horny Toads said:

    i think oUSA shuld start sendingit trash to LIBERIA (or any other poor african nation).. they already love to copy US flag as their own. and they are sooo poor that they will love sorting it out almost for free

    August 15, 2019
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  42. Vic Lee said:

    Brita Trevor. We can't right now, but that's the answer . A water filter , but plastic people will be out of work , down to the transport team . The carbon footprints will go down though .

    August 15, 2019
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  43. TIMEFORFUN said:

    This has been happening for years .
    It’s not anybody else’s problem but America’s .
    Plastic should stop being manufactured period . Big corps make to much profit and would never stop producing it .
    It’s never recycled but the plastic is DUMPED IN THE OCEANS and washes up on the poorest shorelines.
    Maybe one day a fake/ useless government official will do something about it .

    August 15, 2019
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  44. Amanda Bloom said:

    REDUCE!!! It’s always been the first step before reuse and recycle. There are so many incredible alternatives to disposables nowadays, the first and best thing you can do is USE LESS. Buy less. It’s tough in an Amazon Prime America, but it’s possible and it starts with each of us.

    August 15, 2019
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  45. The_Teddy _Fresh said:

    Americans are the only people who if you INSULT their country they cheer:)) !!??

    August 15, 2019
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  46. blipzero said:

    we need to do the work we have homeless and people out of work !

    August 15, 2019
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  47. Jr Aguirre said:

    Throw the trash in a Fucken volcano and the burmuda triangle that spinning hole 🕳

    August 15, 2019
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  48. Plant-basedApple said:

    Trevor you're hilarious! I was hoping in this episode and with your following, that you would at least mention getting a hydeoflask and using a reusable container for take out…. on a serious note. People actually don't know what to use instead!

    August 15, 2019
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  49. Arthur Teesen said:

    Really like this vid..especially with a feauture about GIMAN, from Indonesia which also Bali is from. Hoped that Trevor mention it on the naration.

    August 15, 2019
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  50. Khadizia b said:

    Throw it in the volcano

    August 15, 2019
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  51. Ravenna Lovecraft said:

    Where's WALL-E when you need him.. T – T

    August 15, 2019
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  52. ipressedabutton said:

    trevors always looking for an opportunity to sing from the lion king .

    August 15, 2019
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  53. ipressedabutton said:

    love duterte, always coming up with witty remarks

    August 15, 2019
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  54. roxasxiii380 said:

    We should use banana leaves for plates and food containers!

    August 15, 2019
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  55. Genevieve Baldwin said:

    Now they are high and mighty…

    August 15, 2019
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  56. monique chiong said:

    That's our Philippine President😊

    August 16, 2019
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  57. Jlitt1129 said:

    does anyone find this raging libtard funny?

    August 16, 2019
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  58. Treewizdom said:

    WoW!

    August 16, 2019
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  59. Russ Clark said:

    Very good words from Trevor

    August 16, 2019
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  60. Feral Cypher said:

    what about thermal depolymerization?

    August 16, 2019
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  61. sandy0702 said:

    That’s why China is polluting Africa with their toxic waste.

    August 16, 2019
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  62. shortylickens69 said:

    Recycling has been BS since almost the beginning. The vast majority of plastics actually require more energy to recycle than they do to make new. Its a net carbon loss for the planet. And a lot of the stuff you put in your recycling bag probably doesnt get recycled. it goes in the trash eventually. Check your local center for the big list. My town does not recycle plastic bags at all. But as I look down the street I see thats mostly what people are putting out. Also glass bottles. and colored plastic bottles.

    August 16, 2019
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  63. Humano Cosmico said:

    so you cant recycle your own garbage? you're done!

    August 16, 2019
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  64. lomofatboy said:

    Yep. It here in Thailand now. Sad face 😞

    August 16, 2019
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  65. Willy Nelson said:

    It's simple. If we don't buy products from China, we would have less plastic to send back to China. Buy American and you can't go wrong.

    August 16, 2019
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  66. Kenneth Silver said:

    Just to put it out there: U of A has a terrific Philosophy program

    August 16, 2019
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  67. N said:

    For decades, China has been buying the world's trash and recycling it. Don't blame the U.S. They wanted it….

    August 17, 2019
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  68. ibsio said:

    Americans need to recycle their damn trash properly by separating it and expand/improve recycling facilities. Japan, South Korea, and many other countries in Europe recycle their trash and separate it. It’s not that fucking hard. Every week you just go separate the bottles, cans, glass, paper, different types of plastic, etc. Keep the food waste in a separate trash. Are Americans so stupid that they can’t tell the difference between a box and their ass?

    August 17, 2019
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  69. J Tulley said:

    Trash is 80% energy , burn it . There are zzero emissions ways to do it 🙂 And were fat asses , that consume that much !I knew this in like 91 , we are so stupid , so fracking stupid it makes me ill ~~~~~ Fuckmerica !

    August 17, 2019
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  70. Joel Velez said:

    The reason plastics are so hard to recycle is because most bottles are design for high pressure carbonated soft drink. Look at the difference between a water bottle plastic thickness and compare it to soda bottles. We need to stop drinking soda like water and put those bottles out of our environment, better yet go back to glass bottles.

    August 17, 2019
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  71. failtolawl said:

    This is actually nearly every other country. They sent back South Korean, Japanese, and Australian trash.

    August 17, 2019
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  72. Cassandra Morrison said:

    That's because they create TONS of their own trash.

    August 17, 2019
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  73. Aditi Rana said:

    Educational video. Everyone in this world right now should practice minimalism as much as possible, it is the need of this hour

    August 17, 2019
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  74. Kris Voss-Rothmeier said:

    You can't recycle take out containers anymore like the one Trevor showed here. Only bottles and tubs, that's it! Most plastic that used to be recycled, can't be. Its not about the number on the container anymore, but about shape. Ask any recycling expert. I've researched this. So the answer is: look for ways to use less plastic and ask companies to use less in their packaging!

    August 18, 2019
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  75. Kayah Murphy said:

    Well hopefully we'll stop producing so much garbage and start using things that can be used multiple times.

    August 18, 2019
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  76. Acosta Nilsa said:

    If I don't recycle where I live in they will fine me. The Home Owners Association will make sure we're recycling.

    August 18, 2019
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  77. hKPmZ786W4JG7Rgq said:

    Y'all know the biggest trash we have is Trump. Can we ship that to Mars??

    August 18, 2019
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  78. Efrem Jones said:

    The Philippino president is a "G"!

    August 18, 2019
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  79. Nompilo Ntuli said:

    I just hope they don't send it to africa

    August 18, 2019
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  80. Hymedude Silva said:

    So how many times do I pay $2.00 for a nickel worth of plastic

    August 18, 2019
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  81. Hymedude Silva said:

    The biggest problem facing the United States is the neohalf wits on the right and the left with their rose colored glasses.and before both sides attack me I'm not a "centrist" just a citizen who won't sell my country out to political party dogmas on both sides

    August 18, 2019
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  82. Ammar Menacer said:

    This trash gonna create serious problems. First of all, the environment goona be polluted. Second, a lot of viruses transported by birds and insects. Finally, the country's economy gonna dropped since we don't have experts who know how to do recycling in the right way.

    August 18, 2019
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  83. thomas johnson said:

    recycling is the new 5 food group food pyramid. A junk science that everyone assumes is good.

    August 18, 2019
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  84. sun rise said:

    America only know to make wars but cant recycle their own trash

    August 18, 2019
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  85. Shaira Añora said:

    Here in Philippines its more serious now, lots of business companies like fast food chains are not allowed to use plastics.

    August 18, 2019
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  86. millieo said:

    I think the best solution is to plan for the trash while you are shopping. Those sleezy feeling, see through blouses and dresses must be woven with recycled plastic thread.

    August 18, 2019
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  87. jason kidd said:

    shout out here from Ph

    August 19, 2019
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  88. J W said:

    seriously, why don't they come to schools and teach kids how to recycle… the kids can teach the adults haha… i've been saying that since i was in school 20 years ago… single use plastic should be illegal and anything that can't be recycled shouldn't be legal to sell/use… the systems and priorities of the world are so fucked up and it starts with our corrupt government…

    August 19, 2019
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  89. toxic unicorn00 said:

    Yeah that and they use more plastic then us i mean look at the other asain contries like vietnam

    August 19, 2019
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  90. Grow Microgreens South Africa by Fern said:

    In South Africa, twenty years ago we used glass bottles for milk and soft drinks, they were returned to the shop when empty, we received a few cents for the return. Saving the purchase of more and more bottles. The company cleaned them, refilled them and we bought them again. Simple! Now we have plastic.

    August 19, 2019
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  91. Rob Hunter said:

    This guy sucks

    August 19, 2019
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  92. Jagrata Bhattacharjee said:

    We should just collect it all and send it to moon.Kappa.

    August 19, 2019
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  93. Adam Hakim said:

    If putting a plastic in the blue bin in America goes to us, then where is our plastic going to?

    August 19, 2019
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  94. beverly crusher said:

    to recycle plastics, toss it in with the steel and shredding  both together and send it to the smelter, steel melts at 2000 degrees and the toxins generated are incinerated along witrh any other materials are completely destroyed, aluminum copper,tin steel, as well as organic, body parts, bone, blood, whole bodies, banana skins coconut shells… ect, the material will just be vaporized.

    August 19, 2019
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  95. Chielo said:

    What an ingenious modest proposal to using less plastic! LMAO. I've been telling friends and family for years that they and the local programs are not recycling correctly, but it doesn't matter because our city doesn't recycle at all. They just landfill everything and lie that they recycle, probably a better idea after seeing this!

    August 19, 2019
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  96. George Banin said:

    guess its coming to africa now

    August 19, 2019
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  97. Kal Random said:

    My local grocery store still offers the paper or plastic bagging, been using and reusing paper for years.

    August 19, 2019
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  98. Cheryl Ann Schmidt said:

    Every recycler we work with wants that cap left on the plastic bottle. Part of the problem is so many myths about recycling….and disinformation. Sorry, Trevor.

    August 19, 2019
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  99. N LB said:

    it seems absolutely bizarre and illogical to send trash and recycling across the world to be processed

    August 19, 2019
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  100. N LB said:

    Philadelphia now incinerates all trash and recycling, which is horrible for emissions and also causes health problems to residents living close to the incinerator

    August 19, 2019
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