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Jack Johnson Stars in 'Where is Away? Solving Plastic Pollution in 4 Minutes'

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Musician Jack Johnson, who is known not only for his laid-back beach tunes, but also for his forward thinking environmental activism, takes on plastic pollution in the new short film, “Where is Away?”

“Where is Away? Solving Plastic Pollution in 4 Minutes” is the latest movie produced by Surfing for Change, an initiative started by professional surfer Kyle Thiermann, to help connect surfers with their power to create positive social change.

In the film, which currently has over 11,000 views on YouTube, Thiermann travels to Hawaii to trace how the plastic bags and bottles he uses in his hometown of Santa Cruz, CA affect the people, animals, and environment of Hawaii.

Speaking of single use plastic bottles, Johnson says, “They feel toxic to me now.  It’s been so long since I’ve been using them.”  The film demonstrates how less that 5% of all single use plastics are ever recycled, with most ending up in our oceans, thereby harming sea life and human health.  Johnson tells the story of opting out of a plastic bag at the hardware store, choosing to put the duct tape around his arms instead.  “You make a fool of yourself sometimes, but whatever, it’s a good challenge.”

The film, which also features The Story of Stuff’s Annie Leonard and Surfrider Foundation’s Stuart Coleman, challenges viewers to stop using single-use plastic, and instead to use reusable water bottles and to bring your own bag with you when shopping or dining out.

In the closing segment of the film, Johnson sings a song he wrote a few years back for World Water Day, “There’s really no reason to be such a fantsy pants.  Put down the plastic bottle, and give the kids a chance.”

To listen to Johnson’s song, and learn more about reducing plastic pollution, please click here.

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