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.

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  • dogsocks

     (Jul 14, 2018)

    i’ll take that yellow tv

  • Yutaka Takenouchi

     (Dec 22, 2018)

    It's a Юность 406

  • Daniel Tsvik

     (Aug 14, 2018)

    @issac Busch , wow what a nice observation

  • Y D

     (Jul 14, 2018)

    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.

  • Marcel Recasens

     (Nov 22, 2018)

    +Deception Ception Wtffffffff

  • Eusunt Dac

     (Aug 17, 2018)

    Yes, the information is there at the right bottom of the screen, or just at the bottom. At 0:19 when they say "400 tonns of our yearly waste..." - At the bottom of the Screen, on the right You can read "The World Counts, 2018" - "The World Counts" is where they got that number of 400 tonns from. Just look at the bottom right of the screen when You're looking for the source.

  • thebahooplamaster

     (Jul 14, 2018)

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

  • Henrik

     (Aug 8, 2018)

    Well arent you optimistic

  • J L

     (Jul 18, 2018)

    thebahooplamaster I wonder how it will be in 50 years.

  • Bri Elli

     (Jul 14, 2018)

    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...

  • outlion

     (Jul 26, 2018)

    Came here to say this... most of the chemicals are unnecessary and dangerous for household use. Plus when you make your own, you're using less plastic containers because you can remake them in the same containers.

  • FreakyBo0o

     (Jul 16, 2018)

    RIGHT?!! I just commented something very similar to this. While the initative is great, how about we produce and use less environmentally hazardous chemicals in the first place? They'll still end up in the water, in the air...in us!

  • Jarid Gaming

     (Jul 14, 2018)

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

  • Nathan Tanner

     (Jul 21, 2018)

    Abel Aguirre no 911 is for emergencies only. Call your local police station. Google the info

  • Kewl Khid

     (Jul 15, 2018)

    Trump has neutered the EPA and deregulated everything almost. Get 45 out first, then save this planet

  • İskender

     (Jul 14, 2018)

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

  • Want a sprite cranberry?

     (Aug 17, 2018)

    General Kenobi not planning on having none. Im the end of the line for my familys name.

  • Squeaky Deeds Done Soap Clean

     (Jul 15, 2018)

    FroodYou know it bb ;)

  • Bean

     (Jul 14, 2018)

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

  • Christina Olesen

     (Jul 14, 2018)

    Zandaroos great burn but i love Vox too much

  • Zandaroos

     (Jul 14, 2018)

    Yeah it’s call their content

  • Van Hendrix

     (Jul 14, 2018)

    A land fill? I thought it was an island

  • Salpertia

     (Jul 15, 2018)

    You know what else we produce?Massive debt, because we allow the federal reserve to make our money and on top of that charge interest on paper money that hasn't represented money for the past 50 years...But vox won't tell you that

  • Devysk

     (Jul 14, 2018)

    SuBscRibE FoR no ReASOn Why are you replying on everything lol

  • Biff Danielson

     (Jul 14, 2018)

    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.

  • Mas Haq Kresno

     (Jul 16, 2018)

    but mf krabs dont smell money.

  • Shane Viola

     (Jul 14, 2018)

    Biff Danielson they have boxed water. It can come in what looks like a milk container

  • Aracely Ramos

     (Jul 14, 2018)

    Try cleaning with vinegar or baking soda

  • TheRealNoodles

     (Jul 16, 2018)

    I sometimes use it to clean my clothes so i can use less detergent, works wonders and also cleans my front loader and prevent suds.

  • WANNA SQUANCH

     (Jul 14, 2018)

    My grandma used to clean her house with vinegar, it stench up the whole place but it does cleans as good as bleach.