39-year-old Jason Momoa has proven himself a champion on and off the big screen. Well-known for his roles in Baywatch Hawaii, Aquaman, and Batman v Superman, the American actor is busy championing for the environment – and we are loving it!
Earlier this year he launched his company Mananalu, which creates canned water as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic water bottles. Plus, it comes in both spring and sparkling varieties.
Therefore, it’s only fitting that he would partner with Real Deal Meda to create a comical PSA denouncing the use of pollution-producing plastic water bottles.
Plastic water bottles are creating a HUGE problem.
Every second of every day in the US, 1,500 plastic bottles are thrown away. To make matters even worse, Americans send over 38 billion water bottles to landfills every year.
Therefore, this comedic video is a much-needed dose of reality.
The video features Jason Momoa alongside Mada, a former WWE Superstar. The comedic portion of the video is part of a longer PSA created by LonelyWhale, which urges people to stop using plastic water bottles.
At the start of the video, Momoa walks out of a building sporting a vintage t-shirt from the 1992 Pantera album Vulgar Display of Power.
On his way out of the building he spots a man fueling up with H20 via a plastic water bottle. He slaps the bottle out of his hand and says:
“It doesn’t matter how you hydrate, as long as you do it without using single-use plastic.”
Next, he encounters tough-guy Mada. Without hesitation, he slaps a plastic water bottle out of his hand. The two stand face-to-face, and Momoa mutters: “What?”
Then the camera cuts to Momoa in a bubble bath, his face is all bruised and cut up and he’s using a champagne glass filled with ice to numb the pain.
“There are so many sustainable alternatives you can reach for,” Momoa says as he reaches for a reusable stainless-steel bottle to fill up his glass.
“For our planet and for our future generations who depend on it,” he continues, clinking glasses with Mada.
“So please, stop using single use plastic water bottles,” Momoa begs as he takes a sip of water from his champagne glass.
Watch the video here:
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Since we couldn’t be at the shoot this is my and @realdealmada contribution to the cause Mahalo @lonelywhale and everyone involved in this PSA. Link to the full video in my stories let’s get rid of plastic bottles let’s clean up Mother Earth and most importantly let’s be the change for future generations to come. We all have to take responsibility because the next generation depends on us Aloha j #hydratelike #bethechange #changeiscoming #fuckplasticbottles
Plastic water bottles are a relatively new craze that exploded onto the scene in the nineties. They have now become the norm for drinking water, but it’s not a good thing.
People often think – what’s the harm? Can’t they just be recycled? But the truth is that around 91% of plastic is never recycled. Instead, it ends up in landfills.
Plastic items can take as long as 1,000 years to break down. While plastic water bottles take 450 years to break down, plastic bags take anywhere from 10 to 1,000 years to fully decompose.
That means the water bottle you are using today will outlive you by a long time. That’s a scary thought when you think about how many water bottles you have used throughout your lifetime.
Here is the full PSA from Lonely Whale
There are so many alternatives to using plastic water bottles. It’s better for the environment, and for your health. Plus, it’s better for your wallet.
There’s absolutely no reason to waste money buying bottled water.
Many plastic water bottle brands are selling you glorified tap water at 10,000 times the cost. Only a handful of water originates from springs or groundwater sources.
25% of bottled water is sourced directly from the tap. Thanks, but no thanks!
Some water bottles charge more money because they boast labels like “BPA free.” Don’t believe the hype, no water bottles contain BPA and they never have.
What they do contain are other toxins and chemicals that seep out into your water, especially in older water bottles or bottles that sit in the heat. Some of these chemicals are known endocrine disrupters.
Tiny traces of plastic seep into water that is stored in plastic water bottles, and health officials remain unsure what this does to your body long term – why turn yourself into a science experiment if you don’t have to?
Need more reason to skip out on plastic water bottles? Studies have found they contain mold, microbes, phthalates, benzene, trihalomethanes, and even arsenic.
Is it just me or does a glass of water sound so much more refreshing that a plastic water bottle…