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Celebrities Launch Viral Videos Against Disposable Plastics

Celebrities Launch Viral Videos Against Disposable Plastics

Celebrities like Jack Johnson, Benicio del Toro, and Jackson Browne are lending their media-clout to the problem of excessive plastic pollution currently choking our oceans and killing innocent wildlife.

These prominent actors and musicians have improvised their own creative REFUSE disposable plastic videos and posted them on Plastic Pollution Coalition’s website and YouTube channel.

The short spots encourage people to refuse disposable plastic bags, cups, utensils, and straws—the biggest sources of plastic pollution.

Check out what Jack Johnson had to sing about refusing plastic:

On Saturday, the TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch brings the insidious devastation of plastic pollution to the forefront of the media debate.

Prominent thought leaders, innovators, and artists will share what they know, explore solutions, and together develop a plan for action. The event will be broadcast live on the TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch website and on Facebook starting at 8:30am PST/11:30am EST and continuing until 6pm PST/9pm EST.

Refuse to be part of the problem and instead join the global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment!

Take Action: Rise Above Plastics

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1:28AM PST on Nov 16, 2010

I agree 100%. Like the short ad. It's to the point.

12:21PM PST on Nov 15, 2010

Good article.Big names get attention.

6:56PM PST on Nov 14, 2010

Good article to rise awareness, Liked the video :-)

8:07AM PST on Nov 13, 2010

In school we learned by rote and it was successful. Let's keep our voices heard.

4:43PM PST on Nov 12, 2010

Yay!! So good to see celebs supporting a good cause. RECYLE, RECYLE, RECYLE & REDUCE & REUSE. If everyone would just make a commitment to recyle& to use less plastic whenever possible it would make a HUGE difference. So PLEASE lets all do our part

9:44AM PST on Nov 10, 2010

good for them...I am thinking of asking our local food store if they would think of letting people know they have one month, to get used to the idea of no more plastic bags, then cut off. This store has given wonderful strong bags to it's clients twice that I can remember,so there is no reason not to bring a bag, but still people don't remember to bring them, whats with people, I don't think it's in our faces enough, OUR PLANET NEEDS HELP....DO YOUR PART, and feel good about yourself.

10:07AM PST on Nov 9, 2010

SOOOO glad they are doing this! I recycle all plastic that I can! most can be recycled, someway or somehow that giant garage pit in the ocean needs to be cleaned

6:40PM PST on Nov 8, 2010

terrible

6:16PM PST on Nov 8, 2010

All of this plastic could be reused! It would be so easy!

4:29PM PST on Nov 8, 2010

Glass containers are rare and costly, but we're switching to them as we can find them. We also minimize buying foods pre-packed in plastic.

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