In a video, the celebrity discussed his commitment to ditching plastic water bottles for good. In the caption, Moby challenged fellow celebrities — some of which share his vegan diet — to follow suit. “thanks @MicroActivist for tagging me! i’m committed to giving up plastic water bottles this #WorldEnvironmentDay! I’m tagging @MileyCyrus @RuPaul @jimmyfallon @TheEllenShow @SnoopDogg and @BarackObama to join me to #BeatPlasticPollution,” Moby wrote.
“Horrifying fact: we use one million plastic water bottles, every minute of every day and by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish,” Moby explained. “And giving up plastic water bottles is really, really easy. You just replace it with a reusable water bottle.”
“This way [by opting for a reusable water bottle], you’re not putting thousands, millions, billions, even trillions of plastic water bottles into landfills and the ocean. So, I would like to tag a few other people [to also ditch plastic water bottles],” commented Moby. The nominated celebrities have 24 hours “to tell me [Moby] and everyone, how [they’re] going to beat plastic pollution.”
Data released earlier this month revealed that 89 percent of plastic that enters the world’s oceans is single-use, highlighting the pressing need to reduce the prevalence of these items. Efforts have been made toward the cause; in addition to using reusable water bottles, many environmentally conscious consumers fight pollution by forgoing other single-use plastics, such as plastic straws. One company, that creates reusable straws stored in a keyring, recently raised $1.8 million through a Kickstarter campaign.
Regulations surrounding plastic use have been in development around the world. England and Taiwan both recently implemented bans on certain plastics and Vancouver became the first city in Canada to plan to go plastic-free.
Moby’s short video is filmed in what appears to be his newly revamped backyard. The environmentalist recently transformed his former swimming pool into a haven for bees by filling it with bee-friendly trees and shrubs to create a more holistic ecosystem for local pollinators.
Image Credit: Moby