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Plastics: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Objavljeno 21. mar. 2021

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  • So video exposing the truth about plastics = AGE RESTRICTED! But 'ghanistan vid with the big explosions and loud noises = approved Whaaaaa???

  • we need to reduce the plastic consumption, it will be much more effective than recycling

  • Age limitation? Are you kidding me?

  • This video should not be "age-restricted", the message is too important ... is that why? It could be the freaky goat. I can't believe that showing a plastic phallus for a few seconds would be more offensive than the plastics industry.

  • Lettuce in a box? Well i never.

  • I'll bet anyone £1,000,000 that in a few years, americans will be being told that plastic is actually good for them and should be included in their diet. I say americans because if such a scenario happens, it'll start in the us.

  • Why da fuk should I need to give my creditcard information or ID to WATCH A VIDEO!!!

  • Oh great, now this video has an age restriction in the EU

  • Why is this video age locked? This really needs to be more widespread. So many people place a lot, a lot of emphasis on individual actions.

  • John Oliver needs to know this. The Spokane indians baseball team has a mascot named "recycle man" who is a recycling superhero

  • Single use plastic bags are way less damaging to the environment than cotton bags.

  • slflow.info/town/waOcf51npIucrq4/video

  • We really needed something like this when those Penn and Teller idiots made that accurately named Bullshit episode making fun of recycling, demonstrating every textbook logical fallacy you can find.

  • I haven't even watched past 2m40s where the lettuce is in a giant plastic tub!! 😤😤😤 if you're so fucking lazy to cut up your own lettuce and/or too fucking scared to wash a fresh one, you are one of the biggest parts of the problem!! Fucking shameful...utterly fucking shameful that SO much produce is wrapped in plastic just because of the illusion or consumer pressure related to hygiene!!!

  • It makes sense to feature BTS on an episode about plastic, since that's probably 35% of their looks and is as exactly as genuine. Ew.

  • Ok. Why can I watch a video on Police swat raids without verifying but not the PLASTIC RECYCLING ONE. What in the name of actual hell has gotten this age gated.

  • Creepy that this video is flagged inappropriate for some users

  • 6:22 Personally, I have a rhyme to tell what is recyclable 2 or 1, it is not done 3 or higher, it'll burn in a fire

  • Launch it into space and let it burn up on reentry. That should be entertaining.

  • I worked for a garbage company. And you have no idea the dumb things people try to recycle... like wood. Because you know card board and paper are wood right? So wood is recycling?... but most of the recycling after 2018 we just threw out as trash anyways at the dump because it was cheaper. They charged us more to take recycling than trash so It made sense to the boss. Now they're paying for cardboard again instead of charging so that is recycled but plastics and glass gets trashed

  • Does anyone know why you have to verify your age to see this video?

    • 0:22 Not sure why the dirty word starting with D I and ending in L D O automatically flags the video for age restriction when it's not even the main focus of the video!

    • @Metteor H could be one reason or people didn't report the other one that much

    • @shArv Is that it? Oliver's video about Vladimir Putin features footage of two radio-controlled flying dildos, and that vid is not age-restricted. Not saying it should be, just pointing out an inconsistency.

    • @Emilia Panish-Hoffman bcoz there was a plastic dildo shown in start of the video

  • why this video is age restricted dis beyond me. this is important information that already flies past so many people and is made even less available :/

  • China's plan worked, obviously. Step 1; get the world to send us all their plastic junk. Step 2; use borderline slave-labor to process and sort out that plastic. Step 3; use other borderline slave labor to make practically everything people want to buy. Step 4; BIG PROFIT! And once they became the 2nd largest economic power in the world, they didn't need to deal with that bullshit anymore, so they shut it down.

  • See, the key thing he's on to here is "It is obvious that meaningful change is only going come through being able to force..." Force is needed.

  • slflow.info/town/qmN7qouosGmmtng/video

  • Age restricted video. Can not watch without giving YT my credit card details. Thank you YT!

  • Best thing for everything on the planet (except humans): Get rid of humans.

  • earning my wings

  • No to plastics of any kind. Boobs counted.

  • Kinda wish there had been at least a mention of pyrolysis to convert mixed plastic waste into either plastic pellets that can be used in any extrusion plant or into diesel fuel. It's not perfect and there's not a ton of it out there yet, but it does get around the issue of only certain plastic types being recyclable with traditional methods (i.e. any plastic type goes in, gets heated in very high temp/low oxygen conditions, and depending on process comes out as contaminant-free pellets or high purity liquid fuel. Downside is the energy input required)

  • Here in CT (up until recently, where they were outlawed in the entirety) single use plastic bags cost a dime. So, I think what would make a large difference, at least regarding said bags, is if rather than the bags costing a dime, that dime was a deposit. And if one could bring the bags to recycling centers, or if there were machines, where one could return them and get your dime deposit back; just like what is done with soda/beer cans and bottles. Is it just me who thinks this? It feels so obvious, I don't understand how this wasn't done from the beginning...

    • I know a lot of people dont return cans to get their nickel back, but I know I certainly do. And a lot of others do too. I also think that more people would return bags vs. cans because, A.) a dime is more worth the trouble than a nickel is. B.) a bag full of bags is much easier for us lazy Americans to lug around and return than a bag full of cans. And C.) due to bags being easier to lug around, one could bring many more bags in one returning trip than one could/typically would cans, therefore getting a "worthwhile" amount of money in one trip returning them. But who knows...maybe it's just me...

  • The material on which our modern world is built, is now within us. Poetic

  • I can't decide whether the goat costume or the ted cruz fish is creepier

  • I called the number at 6:59. Did not disappoint.

  • why is this video age-restricted in parts of Europe ?

    • @Christy O'Faghan OK, thanks!

    • @Metteor H heya -- yeah, i had the same concern; not wanting to give YT/Google my card info there are a number of sites that fetch videos from YT and play them for you, so it is still possible to watch 'age restricted' videos -- unfortunately i can't link them here, because the YT algorithm spots them and removes the comments, but you could try Invidious first or maybe watchtogether

    • I don't know, but it's not just Europe. It's age-restricted in Canada and the US as well. Also, you said "parts of Europe" - is there a country where it's not restricted? I want to rewatch the episode, but I really don't wanna give SLflow my credit card info

  • 6:55 - Please, somebody tell me they called that number?

  • Member when everything on the internet was available to everybody and it was your choice to make? I member.

  • 13:10 "... bigger than France, Germany, and Spain combined ... " Cute of you to think Americans know how big ANY of those countries are. Might I suggest: "... bigger than California, New Mexico, and Texas combined ... "

  • 9:32 can you check that number? "average american goes through 4000 umbrellas a year." does not sound correct. www.umbrellahistory.net/umbrella-facts/interesting-facts-about-umbrellas/#:~:text=Steel%20ribbed%20umbrellas%20were%20invented,year%20old%20Egypt%20and%20Assyria. says: "Over 33 million umbrellas are sold in United States each year" (based on John's claim, 4,000 umbrellas x 328,000,000 americans = 1,312,000,000,000 are sold per year in the usa)

  • Seems to be the general consensus of the monsters that run this horror show, we as the hoy poloy are to blame for all their mistakes. I strongly doubt multi million dollar corperations will recycle when it costs less to make new products. Money is the epitome of these scenarios. It reflects the psychological trolley car question. On one track is your loved one, on the other track is non emotionally connected amounts of non stop money.... I rest my case.

  • While I like the idea that the onus lies the companies I just don't see it having a practical/reasonable effect; they have all the money and power in the world. The burden is going to fall on us : the regular ol' jackass citizen.

  • Did they put the goat in black face?

  • I watched this video back in March no problem. Why is it suddenly age restricted? Content "too sensitive" for plastics' companies apparently, since I am logged in and Google/SLflow already know my age. Pretty effective shitty tactic though - I will never upload a credit card or ID to watch a SLflow video

  • Thank you John

  • The only real hope for everyone in the comments section is to die before things really hit the fan. Because we're all doomed, it's just a matter of when, not if, now. The chance to fix things was the 90s and it's long past.

  • The irony is: chucking plastics in the ocean, waiting until fish eat, get the fish and later eating the fish and the plastic is the best recycling machine!

  • wtf age restriction

  • Pls bring back the crowd and re do all episodes

  • I imagine the people at the recycling centres are massively frustrated on an hourly basis because people just toss everything in there. Ive spoken to some recycling centres in the last and plastic bags and bubble wrap type stuffing for boxes have the recycling arrows all over them but they are NOT a 1 or 2 and just wreck the machinery if they get through. It’s sad and anger inducing at the same time and until a majority STOP buying things in unnecessary plastic or unrecycleable containers, I see. I reason why corps will change their ways.

  • WHY THIS IS AGE RESTRICTED!?

  • America should boycott Coca Cola

  • Why the hell I have to verify my age to watch this video? That's not going to happen.

  • The fact that SLflow isn't allowing ANY recommended videos on this says a LOT

    • Idk but I think that might jus be you. I have the usual recommended videos below the video on my device/screen.

  • 😂😂😂

  • Cannot watch this due to youtube's 'age restriction policy'. Any tips? Cause this is getting increasingly shitty

    • Weeeelllllll, sent photo of ID. They didn't accept my credit card cos I use a pre paid cc. Didn't occur to them to mention that beforehand. Wonder if this is legal though. EVEN while providing free service

  • Damn the Zoomer jokes were STRONG this episode.. what, with calling mc goates a furry, and a BTS joke…

  • Amogus

  • oyve

  • So I need to upload my ID to youtube to watch this. what?!

  • I'm just playing games I know that's plastic love Dance to the plastic beat Another morning comes

  • I was not laughing at this when I watched this the first time. It's 100% true.

  • Nothing this comment section says really matters after watching this.

  • "Sign in to confirm your age This video may be inappropriate for some users." google finds this video is inappropriate while the "SLAPP Suits" episode passes the Community Guidelines with zero issues? or is the topic making google uncomfortable?

  • Welp now I know about thigh strap ons, at least I dont know how they're used.

  • Tell us something we haven't known for ages.

  • Just so you know, A LOT of plastic items are type 1, which is recyclable in most places. Check the number before you buy, and before you recycle.

  • why is this video age restricted

  • I am very saddened about this statement.

  • Honestly we need to go back to glass. Glass and metal are the only things I bother recycling because maybe two or three things a month I use in my house that are paper or plastic even qualify for recycling so it's just a waste. Glass and Metal are almost always fine, actually DOING the recycling does take a huge amount of energy and can pollute of course but that is a problem we can fix, we can't fix plastic being shitty. Producers stopped using glass because it allowed them to save money on shipping (glass is way heavier to move) and production (glass is far more expensive to produce and worth with) then they passed those savings onto their board of directors while making us pay for the downsides. Finding out at the EPR thing honestly just pisses me off, our country is so aggressively built to benefit the rich to the detriment of everyone else that it makes me sick.

  • Nestle can lie their ass off as long there is calming music in the clip everything is ok.

  • Remember the Tucker video in which he claimed he want to protect western civilization values and has no respect for countries that do not use firks? Seems Malaysia is also one of these countries.

  • 1:27 if your targeting the highschool demo your probably better off useing soft core porn...

  • I grew up in the 90s in West Europe and I never met a single person who believed that plastics could be recycled o_0 This is news to me

  • Why is this age restricted? Is this some sort of bad joke? And NO, Google, I am not giving you my credit card or ID.

  • I watched the real documentary that is shown at the beginning of this video where the female interviewer talks to the DEQ male in a grocery store in this state. This has good content but the humor somewhat lessens the serious issue.

  • Why didn't you guys/gals discuss the direction that China is taking with regards to banning one-use plastics?

  • For anyone wondering: the phone number at 6:55 is a Hall and Oates hotline

  • why in the world would this video be age restricted, the world is broken

  • Crazy how this video in particular is age restricted with no reason I can think of, had to update my age through google’s t.o.s to view. Coca Cola if you’re reading this.... fuck you.

  • I was sort of hoping that he'd mention "tonight we're going to be talking about plastics. And by that I don't mean the kind of plastics you might see in a stereotypical highshool movie...." "...like a furry who can't commit". Because to be a furry, you naturally have to fully commit to the lifestyle. Yes, gatekeeping exists everywhere, even in the furry community. These days, news guys who want to stay relevent simp for the very same things they once would have mocked - in that same attempt to be popular. But sure, no one can say that BTS isn't made up of a bunch of conventionally attractive korean guys who happen to like making wacky music videos and sometimes spread meaningful messages through their music... like every other singer in existence... but seriously, I think some other comedians could take a note here about being more open-minded towards things from other cultures...

  • Starbucks cups are not recyclable, even tho they know a solution is readily available (it's called EarthCoating). Their management know all they need to do is set some goal they have no intention of ever meeting and their uninformed customers will say gee, aren't they great... btw United Airlines cups are recyclable, so are Burger King's in Australia - the fiber can be reused up to 7 times, but the tree killing industry is pushing a "compostable" cup to destroy the fibers (kill more trees) and fill the "compost" with micro-plastics, which you are you and the fish are going to be eating soon...

  • Blob fish looks bad because it’s OUT OF WATER! We wouldn’t look so great either if beamed into space without any suit. #DefendTheBlobfish

  • a few nights after this episode, i legit had a nightmare involving Totes McGoats

  • “You’re like a furry who can’t commit.” Oh that hurt my sides so much.

  • The phrase "carbon footprint" was made by BP as a method for pushing blame for pollution onto individuals.

  • I'm surprised he didn't address all of the plastic fishing nets that are in the ocean

  • I just wrote this same message somewhere else, so I'll be brief this time: When I did my BSc 20 odd years ago (double major in chemistry) one of the subjects I did was Environmental Chemistry. In my extracurricular studies, I found that recycling papers and plastics actually used more energy and produced FAR more pollution that to simply make new paper and plastics. My study looked at trends over the next 50 years and the relationship was linear, with no reason and no evidence to suggest that extrapolation beyond those 50 years would change the trajectory into anything other than a continuation of that linear progression. Ie: It will ALWAYS be worse for the environment to recycle, than to produce new paper/ plastic. HOWEVER, this was 20 years ago now and the one thing I couldn't account for in my study was the discovery of new recycling tech that would decrease power requirements and/ or decrease the pollution emitted during recycling. So it's theoretically possible that recycling is an environmentally conscionable action these days and if so, I would be VERY eager to hear from any Chemists out there with the appropriate Environmental Chemistry accreditation. If things have changed and my initial conclusions are no longer accurate I would be very eager to hear from you, so please do let me know. Cheers, Raz

  • I wish we used unrecycleable plastic for roads.

  • Jon said aluminum like an American instead of the British way, the Queen would be ashamed Jon. I am an American and I say that word much easier the British way, by the way

  • Jesus Christ. Stop whining about every goddamn thing in the world. It is the consumers fault. Companies don’t make things that people don’t want to buy. If you want a lettuce that doesn’t come in a plastic container go to the farmers market and buy a lettuce off of a pile of lettuces.

  • Anybody call the number since I was too scared to?

  • Dudes, look at SEASPIRECY it is fwking nuts

  • a way to recycle plastic is to burn it in a heat plant, ,much much better than putting it in landfils at least!

  • How is this content inappropriate??

  • No idea what is being said in the video, but SLflow is blocking this under "age restriction". Only way to watch it, would be to provide credit card or ID card details... like that's ever going to happen. Here's a thumbs up anyway, John Oliver never disappoints.

  • This Totes McGoats slander is unacceptable.

  • The Richard Kind bit was fucking outstanding!!!

  • Don't worry John, we can use some new bacteria and fungus to turn old plastics in to petrol! That way it can fuck us twice!

  • "You're like a furry that can't commit" Comic gold!

  • Thanks for drawing attention to this!