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

Like this story? Connect with Beth on Twitter or StumbleUpon!

Image Credit: Flickr - plasticpollutioncoalition

109 comments

Chris P.
Chris P.5 years ago

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

jane richmond
jane richmond5 years ago

Good article.Big names get attention.

Barbara Erdman
Barbara Erdman5 years ago

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

Catherine A.
Catherine A.5 years ago

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

Carla M.
Carla Manning5 years ago

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

wendy s.
wendy sheridan5 years ago

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.

Grace Johnson
Grace Johnson5 years ago

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

beverly gannon
beverly gannon5 years ago

terrible

Tina Scislow
Tina Scislow5 years ago

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

Walter G.
Walter G.5 years ago

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.