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.