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Plastic Ocean

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United Nations - Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year. Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever. Our story shows the damage to all creatures who depend on the ocean for their food – from birds… to us. 21st Century: Episode #126 This is an adaptation from the original documentary “A Plastic Ocean” by the Plastic Oceans Foundation Script: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21stcshow126plasticocean.pdf
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Rain (15 hours ago)
We don’t deserve earth
Dinesh Rana (1 day ago)
we humans doesn't deserve earth
No No (2 days ago)
She should wear gloves :\
Hertimus (2 days ago)
We’re in big trouble
Bryan Rowland (3 days ago)
Is she learning something new every time she opens up a bird? I don’t understand.
Ronald White (4 days ago)
Delfina Barri (4 days ago)
Mark Edwards (4 days ago)
Time's Up !
shailesh meivel (4 days ago)
Reusing and recycling properly solves most of the problems instead of throwing it
Reduce your plastic use
Zapp Royce (7 days ago)
What about making plastic containers for storing large amounts of water ? Connect them to the roofs of buildings and when it rains they fill up with water, also smaller plastic containers can be made to make floating bridges, what about making wind turbine blades out of plastic to use to make wind turbines to generate free electricity !
Blade Runner (7 days ago)
Humans please perish already
MrMidnightsteve (7 days ago)
We are slowly creating are own extinction .
We need plastic island gone. It is the worst place of it all. It’s 3 times the size of Texas and it’s made out of plastic. I’ve been thinking about this for a while. If huge teams go there with an army of boats full of people. That will make a difference if people gather and fill their boats with it.
kfc man (7 days ago)
The ocean is so dirty and theres a simple solution to it racoons like garbage right? We should train racoons and send them to the sea to eat the garbage what could go wrong? We should probably give them swords too
Haseeb Saad (8 days ago)
Is it true that a plastic item can travel to the coast of Antarctica starting from the United States through seas and oceans?
Harold Jaussi (8 days ago)
remember , we turned to plastic to SAVE THE TREES.!!! paper and cardboard deteriorate and disappear. metal rusts , deteriorates and disappears . 30% of our oil usage goes to create plastic. but hey , we're SAVING THE TREES.!!!!
Will Armitage (9 days ago)
ilanFX (10 days ago)
lol think that the united nations channel will get deleted.
urs x (11 days ago)
Naturenerd1000 (12 days ago)
There was so much plastic in that poor bird!
Billy Boy (12 days ago)
Evolution is being pushed hard right now. Some will survive, including some species that eat plastic for nutritional source. Wait, its already happening, with some species of bacteria. But biodiversity is at serious risk.
Kirk Boo (12 days ago)
All plastic in the ocean comes from China and India!
We need to try to all use paper bags or reusable bags and buy metal straws and instead of plastic bottles we can use water bottles doing this may not seem to make a difference but it will
Brian Sokoloski (13 days ago)
If plastic recycling paid one cent per pound there would be no plastic laying around tens of thousands of people need work and need money
Jason Dearing (14 days ago)
Why is it not recycled ?
Antonio Fiammelli (15 days ago)
How about plastic water bottles we are never gonna fix this why man is a liar
Ahmad YFH (16 days ago)
5 months I didn't take any trash out, it's doable
Joseph Bridges (17 days ago)
At 3:56 the man said "Wow look at the size of that big black piece". To funny. Had to check and make sure I was still watching YouTube
fatmandoubblescoop (17 days ago)
5:19 i'm asking because i really do not know, but did that bird just poo out the mouth?
Leader success ! (18 days ago)
Please use some gloves you disgusting two for goodness sake they didn't even wash their hands 🙊 please clean up the planet folks .
SM4 Fifa (19 days ago)
Next time wear gloves and wash your hands you dirty gronks
peachy·_·rose (19 days ago)
It’s better to do something NOW than be sorry! Yes you sitting on your lazy bum with plastic sitting around your own whole house. Do something about it ! Our generation isn’t gonna be able to have children if we don’t take action now
wordreet (20 days ago)
Midway Island is home to the oldest Flying bird in the world. Wisdom is a Laysan Albatross who was born in 1951, she is 67 years old. So there was no plastic there when she was growing up. I wonder how many of her 50+ babies have died because they swallowed plastic. 😢
Ana Mae (20 days ago)
3:35.. u too not donning gloves while dissecting that bird's belly is also alarming in my book.
A Wagner (21 days ago)
This has become a global emergency.
Ryan Ehlis (21 days ago)
Just burn it and it’s gone, problem solved! Simple!
AquaZul Gypsy (12 days ago)
C J (21 days ago)
So if I live in the Mid West USA and my plastic waste is either recycled or landfilled, how does it end up in the ocean. Are disposal companies, shipping companies and cruise ships dumping it in the ocean? This is very disturbing.
FCHB Offshore (21 days ago)
You know what really shocking is there's a solution but everyone wants to make money out of it...if someone wants to know how we can get rid of all this plastic you can contact me
Addison -Mac (22 days ago)
yeah we are going to die..
egyptian codes (22 days ago)
why we not send them to the center of the earth or send them to space ??
vaultsoferowid (22 days ago)
But the hippies told us that paper bags were bad 40 years ago and made us switch to plastic. Turns out paper is far better for the environment and renewable.
Tom Kelly (19 days ago)
Yes I agree the problem is always someone else fault. I am innocent.... It's those idiots over there! Personally I get boxes and compost or burn them later
fajar adi Pradana (22 days ago)
This is all Mariya Takeuchi's fault!
Alecca (24 days ago)
Individualization of responsibility.
Onion (25 days ago)
And who still says " the god created humans" lol. We are one big cancer in this earth. The god was full of trash also. If it even exists lol
Eric M (25 days ago)
It's the smell.
Scorpio Life (25 days ago)
How about we banned plastic!!
weefyman (25 days ago)
blackswan1983 (25 days ago)
We stopped buying bottled water last year, this year we stopped using straws. One year I stopped buying cotton swabs with plastic sticks. Every year our family reduces our plastic consumption.
mitchell horrigan (25 days ago)
think about this by 2050 their will be more plastic than fish by weight
Бедная птица погибла в мучениях, воспретить это пластик нахрен! Биоразлагаемые пакеты и все на последний - стекло! А всё сранье перевезти на марс, для чего туда нкс летают, не достаточно толка !
Philip Lim (26 days ago)
Xanax Smoothies (26 days ago)
The most shocking part of this video is when the scientist didn’t wear any gloves while she was dissecting the bird🤮🤮🤮
pine Mapping (26 days ago)
This is really funny you call yourself United Nations when they are responsible for spraying all this s*** in the atmosphere called geoengineering. Then they blame the human population for everything that they are doing.
ALBERT EINSTEIN (27 days ago)
Use gloves ,😏😏
K Channel (27 days ago)
2 Peter 3:7 ► King James Version But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
A3aan Doelman (27 days ago)
david garrad (1 month ago)
It is time to take our heads out of the sand and address this. The question is how. I can only relate the remedy to a personal series of events. Firstly and without financial constraints develop a totally harmless biodegradable alternative to plastics. Secondly stop the ridiculous financing and effort involved with space exploration except for asteroid tracking and removal. Thirdly clear this mess up and keep it cleared up. The first and the third placed under international law. We need to address climate change seriously now also.
Stems Andseeds (1 month ago)
This and Fukushima, nuclear waste barrels, and VX gas and all kinds of war munitions un-exploded in the oceans.
jaxflfreebird (1 month ago)
Just replace most of the plastic with other products. Why is this rocket science? Paper instead of plastic bags or force the use of mandatory fabric bags for groceries. The plastic bottle scourge could be ended by going back to glass. Is this so horrible? Plastic ketchup bottles, water bottles, soda bottles, mayonaisse bottles, etc, replaced by glass. Yes, life will be much more different but glass is much of the answer here. Go back to glass. Use more paper. Plant more trees for paper products. The world is addicted to plastic though and oil, so bye, bye planet earth and HELLO PLASTICWORLD.
Informed Choice (1 month ago)
Countries still so poorly run that they are swamping the ocean with it need sorting out now.
trevor francis (1 month ago)
that is soul destroying, why were humans put on this planet just to destroy everything
Raayudu Raayudu (1 month ago)
Sella Auliya Rahmah (1 month ago)
I hate this situation
pampa roy (1 month ago)
Plastic menace should have been taken care of long back. Students have been learning about non biodegradable substances for at least last 15 years. It is surprising why not much had been done before. Landfills, mountainslopes--every part of land and water is filled with plastics. The develpoed countries of the world need to take the responsibility of creating this menace and spreading it as infectious disease throughout the globe.
Dark cadence (1 month ago)
Can they burn all that plastic? Or recycle?
Renzo (1 month ago)
Crazy how she doesn't wear gloves
Thouartkevin (1 month ago)
omg this is the real world
Sugercane 72 (1 month ago)
Pretty much...
Rotas & Destinos (1 month ago)
Too sad we're killing our planet!
Sugercane 72 (1 month ago)
Too bad. So sad
ilamik kimali (1 month ago)
Meed (1 month ago)
This is horrible must be fixed
Nuke (1 month ago)
What a lot of people do not realize is it is the uncivilized countries that actually do just dump their trash in the water. Europe and the USA contribute to only 2% of the plastic in the oceans.
Sugercane 72 (1 month ago)
Where did you get that info from?
Naz Salahova (1 month ago)
How did we end up here?
hert mel (1 month ago)
Five years ago my nephew was having his ojt on a barge flying between Visayas and Mindanao and he revealed to me what his chief let him do everyday. He was even shocked upon doing this and even myself upon knowing it. Imagine for one year as OJT in the middle of the night and at the middle of the vast ocean he will throw all their garbage in the ocean! Though it's against his will but it's his chief command. Hope that this cargo ship coursing in the ocean like Philippines should be strictly monitored about their waste. One should monitor every port of call and look after their garbage and if none mean to say they throw it away in the middle of the sea,I bet!
Yerra Krishna (1 month ago)
This kind of tragedies can be reduced by carrying a bag while going out
Jerbot78 (1 month ago)
Its sad some people think environmental protection is a liberal vs conservative issue. Were not gonna have a habitable planet left in 100 years if we keep arguing and dont start aggressively implementing solutions to pollution/climate change.
slyone05 (1 day ago)
People that deny this literally only believe what the news media tells them instead of actually listening to the scientists
Abhishek RayadaV (1 month ago)
Somewhere I saw Use plastic and save forest... What the _!
Shieh Jimmy (1 month ago)
We should really put an end to the use of plastic or it'll be too late. Got a fish in any fish market and it probably have some tiny microplatic inside its meat
Mainul Hassan (1 month ago)
.... Bangladesh brings a revolution for the whole world regarding environment solution at 2019. This bio poly is the ultimate permanent solution for the green world. It is 100% home compostale, 100% bio degradable, 100% recyclable, 100% plant oriented renewable material. It is cheap same as single use plastic. It has the factor of time dependability. It is cellulose base material. It does not create green house gas or any methane gas. This technology is diluted with water within 5 hours and is degraded with soil within 3 to 4 months. When this product will be mixed with soil; it will be organic fertilizer automatically. So; this technology/material will increase the fertility of land. When anyone throw this green poly on the sea; it will never be hampered for sea lives. Because it is also eatable item for sea lives. The cellulose is made from Jute plant. Jute plant was also developed and genome sequence was also designed by Bangladeshi scientist Late Maqsudul Alam. Another Bangladeshi scientist Dr. Mubarak Ahmed had invented cellulose base green poly from Jute. It is now time to marketing to the whole world.
ב ראונק (1 month ago)
This all plastic can be used as building materials.
domitron (1 month ago)
What's wrong with mandating all plastics are biodegradable? It's more expensive? Okay, so it is, and how much is our planet worth again? How many trillions of dollars does it yield to us each year? You see money shouldn't even matter here. Plastics should never be created that cannot be broken down in the ocean in a human-scale timely manner (as in less than a decade). If we cannot manage to get rid of single-use plastic, then at least make it biodegradable, right?! Can anyone out there explain why this cannot be done?
Hazel Ho (1 month ago)
This is outwages.
Ahmed Masroor (1 month ago)
Troy Crith ll (1 month ago)
Please dont worry about the plastic im more important right now 🇸🇳 🇰🇪 🇬🇭 🌍 🇭🇹
Alex Zwiggelaar (1 month ago)
Humans are the best when it comes to pollution. No other living creature can destroy his own territory so fast as humans can. Talking about digging your own grave...
Raymond Lee (1 month ago)
You've hit the nail on the head. Why is it only a fraction of the plastic being recycled? It's almost like the electric automobiles, all of the largest car manufacturers were complacent until someone with a vision changes the world. Then everyone jumped in. We're waiting for that person to come along with recycling plastic. Is there another Elon Musk?
Angad M (1 month ago)
I am studying engineering and I have some plans to reduce the waste (organic waste and some of the plastic waste). If I get the chance that I am seeking for to apply my plans to reduce the waste, I will reduce the great amount of waste on earth. I am sure that I will catch that one chance in near future and that will change the world
In Harmony With Earth (1 month ago)
Waste to energy incinerators are the answer. Turn plastic and trash into electricity instead of mining coal to burn for electricity, Also you can recover all the valuable metals from the ashes. Recycling plastic just makes more plastic! Incinerate it instead of coal.
Nu-lla (1 month ago)
Law to ban the production of plastics?
Zbynek Kolacek (1 month ago)
Talking..., talking and talking... lack of action! Money talks, no other reason why we humans let it happen.
Praveen501 (1 month ago)
The problem starts with third-world countries with their cheap mindset.
Sally Ruiz (1 month ago)
Sue the dam companies and the ones that a load it to happen..Make them pickup their own trash. Shameful American's!
Armstrong Chan (1 month ago)
The earth is doomed!
Rosy Arell (1 month ago)
😡😡😡😡😡😵😵😵🥵🥵🥵😤😠😩😫😖 but is the government fault stop bringing plastic stuff to the stores stop! ✋! 🛑 stop! Lots of people they really don’t care 🤷‍♀️ stop the plastic sales, bags 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😥😓😭
Mikael Arhelger (1 month ago)
So, who cares? Do you really care? Then look at yourself in the mirror and ask again! If you do not know the answer, then you do not care.
Daikho Kayina (1 month ago)
UN must banned plastic now
stephon mcmullen (1 month ago)
worse part about this video is the lady not wearing gloves
Sheila More (1 month ago)
😩😩😩😩😩That is horrible
hecke1959 (1 month ago)
Well why did they make plastic just to take it away, go back to steel. I hate these propaganda videos. That must be overseas.
Louis Gomes (1 month ago)
Doctor Jennifer Lavers more of an idiot than a doctor hey jennifer have you ever heard of gloves yeah. Yep its 2019 now there are surgical gloves you can wear when working on dead animals. Ya pig.

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