The Smelly, Oozy, Sometimes Explode-y Science of Garbage by SciShow

In this recent video Hank Green of SciShow takes a look at the science of garbage, from its environmental and health hazards to its propensity to cause the occasional explosion.

You ever think about where your trash goes? How long it takes to decompose? And whether your garbage can become … dangerous? You should! Hank explains the science of trash, how we’ve dealt with it (or not) over the ages, and both the risks and the potential it holds for the future.