Plastic Pollution Coalition Partners with DUZY to Stop Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution Coalition has teamed up with video technology platform DUZY to re-release ‘Open Your Eyes,’ a PSA on the problem of plastic pollution, narrated by actor and activist Jeff Bridges.

The video went live on Jeff Bridges’s birthday and was shared by more than 1,500 people, including “The Dude” himself.

About Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of over 1,000 organizations, businesses, and leaders working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, waterways, the ocean, and the environment. 

About DUZY

DUZY is the first video technology platform that enables viewers to purchase, donate, fundraise, pay fees and capture leads without leaving the video or live stream. DUZY was created by former IndyCar driver and entrepreneur PJ Chesson. While watching a video, Chesson was frustrated with having to leave the video to make a purchase and created the solution. DUZY improves the viewing and purchase experience by keeping them together, increasing conversions and helping build more engaging relationships with your customer. Compatible with leading ecommerce platforms, DUZY is helping start-ups, influencers, companies, causes and professionals create a whole new way to transact with their video and live streaming content. Visit getduzy.com or info@duzytv.com, 856.347.3322.

Actor and activist Jeff Bridges will present Plastic Pollution Coalition with an environmental award at the star-studded Global Green Pre-Oscar Gala on Feb. 22 in Los Angeles, California. In addition to PPC, Global Green will honor David Archambault, II, chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; Ryan Brown, CEO of Earth Day Texas; and Douglas Stoup, a polar adventurer and educator and PPC notable member.

The theme of event is #StandForGreen and speakers will honor the leadership of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and environmental educators and activists who are working to protect water, earth, and air from the twin problems of climate change and pollution.

PPC, a growing global alliance of more than 500 member organizations, will be honored for raising awareness and working to stop plastic pollution in communities around the world. A longtime notable member of PPC, Jeff Bridges lent his voice and support to PPC’s viral video Open Your Eyes in 2016.

Watch: Open Your Eyes Narrated by Jeff Bridges

Actor and activist Jeff Bridges with his daughter, singer songwriter Jessie Bridges

For the whole of his career, Bridges has been an advocate for the earth: “My father Lloyd Bridges worked on a TV show called ‘Sea Hunt.’ He impressed upon me as a child the importance of taking care of the ocean, and working together to do our part to reduce human pollution. Also, that we are all interconnected and responsible for the oceans around the world.”

Dianna Cohen, co-founder and CEO of PPC, will accept the award. “Thank you, Jeff, for your friendship, leadership, and support,” she said. “Solving the global health problem of the toxic impact of plastic pollution will take all of us changing our behavior. Recycling isn’t enough. Source reduction is key. Join the movement to refuse disposable plastics today.”

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