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3 myths about plastic pollution

No, recycling won't solve the plastic pollution crisis. Here are three myths about plastic pollution, explained by Sam Chetan Welsh from Greenpeace UK. This video has been produced in partnership with a brand

01/26/2021 7:58 PM

188 comments

  • Azhar A.
    02/14/2021 04:03

    another myth is paper-based food packaging is better for environment... it is actually not, those papers are not plastic free

  • Anna Z.
    02/12/2021 13:20

    Glass water bottles should be cheaper and more available, that could resolve more plastic problems

  • Sonal P.
    02/09/2021 23:28

    What practical suggestions do you have for individuals? How can we get big companies to do more?

  • Jason S.
    02/09/2021 14:25

    Getting rid of oil isnt the soulution either.

  • Larry W.
    02/09/2021 09:39

    Well when we were told that plastic was going to save the world. I guess they were wrong.

  • Marianne H.
    02/09/2021 06:35

    Consumerism got is into this needs and we can do something about that!!

  • Jan T.
    02/09/2021 05:59

    Why not go back to the glass bottles with a deposit on them like before?

  • Paul M.
    02/09/2021 04:05

    Well thats good I don't recycle at all.

  • Dustin D.
    02/09/2021 02:30

    Okay I dont like when people pick at problems, and don't offer any real solutions or alternatives Like...How the heck do you expect Coke or Pepsi to adopt a Reuse and Refil program??? The Consumer is the main issue there How am I supposed to take a 6 pack of bottles back to be refilled? Where would I take it? Should grocery stores be forced to keep gigantic vats of Coke and Pepsi on hand, in all it's different flavors and varieties on site? Do you have any idea how disgusting things would get?

  • Spencer R.
    02/09/2021 01:56

    Why don’t we turn recycled plastic into frames for glasses as it means it would lower the cost of frames for glasses

  • Nicole L.
    02/09/2021 01:55

    Here in Colorado, stores have not had paper bags for months now and some stores won't allow you to use your own bags from home...I don't understand how there is a paper bag shortage...wtf🤔

  • Eric S.
    02/09/2021 01:31

    100% agreed. I dont care if every country goes to a zero net carbon footprint, it wont do anything to reverse the damage that has already been caused. The big brands and plastics industry companies need to come up with a plan to clean up the great Pacific garbage patch and other similar patches like it from our oceans. Then, ask Asia, specifically eastern Asia, to include China and india (theres roughly half the population of the world right there in those two countries) to drastically increase the amount of green energy and reduce (drastically) their waste into the ocean. Thatd be a good start. This guy is saying what I've been thinking for about 20 years. That great Pacific garbage patch is a monster. Billions upon billions of dollars will need to be spent to clean it up (mainly the reason it isn't done yet.)

  • Kyle P.
    02/09/2021 01:27

    Time to go back to the ways of our grandparents . Paper bags we take back to grocery store. Glass milk and soda bottles we exchange at store for refund.

  • Ray W.
    02/09/2021 01:27

    Wrong,if anybody is at fault it's the consumer.

  • Hilton B.
    02/09/2021 00:03

    I'm sure this guy has a lot of plastic in his life. His TV, computer, coffee machine, auto etc. His reusable bottle makes him feel good.

  • Cody F.
    02/09/2021 00:02

    Well you don't have these issues with glas and you can clean and reuse them

  • Joey C.
    02/08/2021 23:16

    We need to go back to making things that will decompose or able to return to the earth! Even glass will eventually turn back to sand without killing everything

  • Jordan C.
    02/08/2021 21:05

    You rock man thank you

  • Jill F.
    02/08/2021 16:32

    Use the plastic to make roads

  • Tony C.
    02/08/2021 16:01

    Mr. Popular here, but the problem is too many people. TOO MANY PEOPLE! That is all...