by Michael dEstries
Categories: Music.

With Italy recently putting into effect Europe’s first nationwide ban on plastic bags, it’s only fitting that a similar movement is underway here in the U.S.

Cities like San Francisco, Westport, Conn. and Edmonds, Wash. have already enacted bans — and D.C. even saw plastic bag use drop 85% after a five-cent fee went into effect.

So, enter this parody of Jay-Z’s insanely popular “Empire State of Mind” song. While I’ve grown tired of the endless takes this groove has inspired, I can certainly get behind one as catchy and well-done as “Plastic”.

It was produced by the environmental activist group Green Sangha — and already had close to 300,000 views on YouTube. Let’s hope the power of music helps convince a few more people (and cities/states/countries) that dropping plastic is the right thing to do in 2011.

Check it out after the jump below.

via Treehugger

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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