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  • Mm, Vienna sausage, so tasty.

  • By 2050, reports predict that there will be more plastic

  • in the ocean than fish.

  • How does this plastic even get

  • in the ocean in the first place?

  • Well a lot of it is from the trash in our streets

  • that go into our storm drains

  • and then washed out into our oceans.

  • So today, I'm gonna be trying

  • to pick up all the trash in my neighborhood.

  • I live in beautiful Little Armenia, Los Angeles.

  • Which is a relatively small neighborhood in east Hollywood.

  • I have no idea how much trash there will actually be,

  • but I'm gonna try to pick up as much as I can.

  • Okay, already I see some trash.

  • This is in my apartment complex, too.

  • So there was street cleaning

  • on the side of this street today.

  • I know, plastic is so scary.

  • I think I might fill these bags with just one block.

  • Which is crazy.

  • I don't think I'm gonna be able

  • to do the whole neighborhood.

  • I'm gonna try, we'll see how far I get.

  • This I can recycle.

  • Put it in my recycling one.

  • All these little pieces of plastic,

  • they take like 400 plus years to break down.

  • All the plastic that has ever been created

  • still exists on our world.

  • So the idea of throwing something away,

  • there's really no away.

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  • Hey, this street's a little cleaner.

  • I mean, if you look closely,

  • there's definitely still pieces of trash.

  • I'm just focusing on the big pieces

  • 'cause there's so many little pieces.

  • I'm not bothering to pick up the cigarette buds.

  • It's too much.

  • So much random (bleep).

  • It is really crazy on how many McDonald's

  • and Starbucks straws I'm seeing.

  • I don't know what this is.

  • This is trash.

  • I'm gonna put these clothes in

  • and maybe we can take 'em to the Goodwill.

  • Well we're definitely getting across the point

  • that there's a lot of trash in my neighborhood.

  • The whole furniture is trash,

  • but I can't get all of it.

  • Okay, so I got so much trash and clothes

  • that I asked Amuro to come and help me load some of it in

  • so I can keep on picking up trash, thank you.

  • This is how straws and other plastics get into the ocean.

  • They go into these drains and then they washed out to sea.

  • Premium vodka.

  • Can recycle this.

  • Some chicken bones, delicious.

  • This is definitely not a one person job.

  • But I just wanted to see what it would be like

  • and see how much trash actually is there.

  • 'Cause, like, I notice it but then,

  • I haven't actually spent time trying to pick it up.

  • It's pretty clean over here.

  • It is crazy though, just like the difference

  • in neighborhood, in how one neighborhood in L.A.

  • has trash and the other ones don't.

  • Trash in the trees, I'm a little surprised.

  • Okay, we're back on my street.

  • Just gonna do the other side.

  • Okay, so we made it back to my apartment.

  • This is actually a crazy amount of trash.

  • I definitely didn't pick up all the trash

  • in my neighborhood.

  • In fact, I probably only covered like 20%,

  • but for three hours,

  • I think this is a crazy amount of waste.

  • These three bags are all textile waste.

  • Which I'm gonna donate to Goodwill.

  • And this is recycling which I'm gonna recycle.

  • And this is all just trash.

  • The most common items that I saw on the street,

  • besides textile waste, were flyers, cigarette packages,

  • and fast food packaging.

  • I'm gonna throw it away.

  • If you're bummed about seeing trash in our streets

  • and wondering what you can do about it,

  • you can start by trying to cut out single use plastics

  • like straws, to-go cups, and water bottles.

  • Good luck.

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  • It's gonna be a lifelong relationship.

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I Tried To Pick Up All The Trash In My Neighborhood

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    Emily posted on 2018/09/17
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