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Celebrities film viral videos against disposable plastics

Posted: November 4, 2010 5:35 p.m.
Updated: November 4, 2010 8:00 p.m.

LOS ANGELES -- Celebrities like Jack Johnson, Benicio del Toro, and Jackson Browne are improvising their own creative REFUSE disposable plastic videos and posting 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 source of plastic pollution.

Plastic Pollution Coalition is posting a new spot by a different celebrity video every day this week, leading up to the TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch event on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Inspired by the REFUSE video featuring young people that recently went viral online, the brief spots feature the musicians and actors singing or talking about saying no to disposable plastic. Jack Johnson's spontaneous ditty is memorable, and Jackson Browne offers some suggested responses when offered a drink in a plastic cup.

Stay tuned to the Plastic Pollution Coalition or to their YouTube Channel as more celebrity videos are posted.

On Saturday, Nov. 6, the TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch will bring 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 website and on Facebook starting at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until 6 p.m.

About Plastic Pollution Coalition
Plastic Pollution Coalition ( is a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment.

With its work, Plastic Pollution seeks to elevate plastic pollution to the forefront of global social, environmental and political discourse.


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