If Trash Could Talk

- Hey hey girlfriend, what's up? You wanna straw? - No, don't need one. - Sucks to suck sweetheart. Hi I'm Straw. Did you know 500 million me are used in the US per day? Per day, Sheila, per day! I'm too small for the recycling machine, so I can't get recycled. (slurps) - Hey-ey-ey-ey, I'm Coffee Cup. Did you know that an estimated 60 billion of me end up in landfills across the US? The US each year. (laughs) They don't know what to do with me. They don't know what to do with me. At least I'm not as bad as styrofoam. (laughs) - You actually kinda are. - Hey you might think I have it all, you know, because I'm made of paper, and I'm recyclable, but I'm not. Only my lid and my sleeve are recyclable because baby, the inside of me is all plastic. Shhh! Don't tell anybody, but tell everyone. Don't tell anybody but tell people because they're not recycling me right. - Hi, I'm Plastic Bag. (scoffs) Every year, more than a trillion of me are used and thrown away. Every year, a trillion. I mean I'm fun, listen to me, listen to me. Each year 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean. (blows raspberry) I love the ocean. I hope a fish eats me, so I end up on your dinner table. - Hello, my name is Water Bottle. You look very thirsty, are you dehydrated. - It's a hot day, so I could use some water. - I'm easily accessible, and I'm not just saying that. You know globally, you humans buy a million of me each minute. - Really? - One minute (jibberish) each minute. And guess what? Only nine percent of the plastic produced gets recycled. (speaks foreign language) We plastics take 400 years to break down. You can never get rid of me, baby. (cackles) - Hi, I'm Take Out. If I'm covered in food grease, even when you try to recycle me, I just end up in a landfill. - What do you want me to do about it? - Wash me out. Look at this Jess; you can't recycle this. You know, the average American makes about 4.4 pounds of trash a day. They always say reduce, reuse, recycle, but don't forget about the reduce. Reduce is important. - Guess what, I'm going on a vacation to the Galapagos. (laughs) I hope I end up in a sea turtle's nose. (slurps) (rhythmic music)