We produce 13 tons of hazardous waste every second [Advertiser content from MailChimp]

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  • Published on:  Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Most homes across America have a stash of chemical cleaners under the sink that becomes hazardous waste as soon as you’re done using them. And some of the household products don’t even make it out of the store, as retailers often get rid of sticky, dented, and forgotten bottles. Those become hazardous waste too. There are 400 million tons of hazardous waste produced across the globe each year. That’s like one garbage truck filled to the brim, every second of every day. Thankfully, companies like Smarter Sorting have turned to recycling products instead of incinerating them, so they move cradle-to-cradle rather than cradle-to-grave. Paid content presented by MailChimp.Vox Creative - https://www.youtube.com/voxcreative


  • dogsocks
    dogsocks  a years ago +834

    i’ll take that yellow tv

  • Y D
    Y D  a years ago +186

    The only complaint that I have with vox is that they don't have the sources in the description, so when people ask me where the proof is I can't show them.

  • Bri Elli
    Bri Elli  a years ago +217

    A much better option is to clean with less harmful products; baking soda, vinegar, castile soap, and even lemons. There's very little that these products can't clean. If you simply tell people to buy dented containers, those products are still going into the environment when you use them. This also sends a message to producers; that consumers want products that are safe for themselves and the environment. Put your money where your mouth is.
    And if you're interested in reducing waste, look into the Zero Waste movement. Although eating less dairy and meat, particularly beef, as well as driving less, are the 2 biggest changes you can make to help the environment. Also buying less/used clothes. https://www.reddit.com/r/ZeroWaste/wiki/index

  • thebahooplamaster
    thebahooplamaster  a years ago +614

    Oof. It’ll take a while to fix this problem.
    Can’t wait to see how much progress is made in 50 Years.

  • Dave Garcia
    Dave Garcia  a years ago +67

    This is somewhat depressing

  • Aracely Ramos
    Aracely Ramos  a years ago +28

    Try cleaning with vinegar or baking soda

  • Jarid Gaming
    Jarid Gaming  a years ago +273

    How can you report a company to the EPA for Illegal dumping of Hazardous materials?

  • Seeyay
    Seeyay  a years ago +121

    Destroying the ecosystem, we will surely bite the dust due to biting the hand that feeds us.

  • Pritam Thorat
    Pritam Thorat  a years ago +78

    What's that cute little Yellow TV doing in there?

  • Ben Huttash
    Ben Huttash  a years ago +39

    My city has a restore that gives you for free any of the house hold chemicals and paints you want. The problem is they are only open for very limited hours and it's hard to wait for them to be open when you need something quickly.

  • Van Hendrix
    Van Hendrix  a years ago +218

    A land fill? I thought it was an island

  • Biff Danielson
    Biff Danielson  a years ago +53

    Plastics need to be replaced with biopolymers. Paper can be made out of hemp instead of trees. Manufacturers need to be forced into utilizing universal packages that can be recycled and/or consumers could move to an open stock system with a large portion of the food they eat. You can thank the oil cartels for the petroleum dependent planet we lived in and the plastic refuse it generates.

  • Ihsan Ayyasy
    Ihsan Ayyasy  a years ago +19

    The best way to not make a waste is to not waste it

  • Parth Patel
    Parth Patel  a years ago +4

    We need this around the globe! Hope the UN or WHO starts an organisation or NGO which would help setup such centres worldwide. Love it. Great respect to the man. Need of the minute, not hour.

  • Kleiner Trottel
    Kleiner Trottel  a years ago +5

    I don't think people take this topic serious, after reading few comments under this video

  • Brochacho III
    Brochacho III  a years ago +6

    And to think the head of the EPA has 0 environmental experience. A degree in environmental engineering or a related field should be a requirement for the position. There will never be progress with this serious problem without the correct awareness. It would be unheard of to hire a person with 0 piloting experience to fly a plane, yet that scenario is exactly what’s happing at the EPA. Elect the correct people for these positions, do your part.

  • Azivegu
    Azivegu  a years ago +4

    wtf, when I worked at a supermarket and we saw a sticky container, we would just get a towel and wipe it off. It's not that much effort. And dented product we would try to undent or just sell it at a discount if no one grabbed it. Sure we did toss a bunch of stuff, but that was mostly food and we had an agreement with a local farmer who would pick up the waste food and feed it to his cattle.
    No fancy solution needed for that, all you need is to not be lazy and actually think.
    (giving that a second thought, maybe the solution in the video would be better...)

  • Bean
    Bean  a years ago +106

    Vox produces 13 tons of hazardous waste every second? You guys need to chill out

  • jackeysmith19
    jackeysmith19  a years ago +4

    We’re still using these products though, I mean throwing whole bottles of bleach away is bad but so is using the bleach and rinsing/pouring it down the drain where it will end up in the ocean

  • İskender
    İskender  a years ago +198

    The problem with this is- “Will the world end in my lifetime? No? Then I don’t care.”