Celebrity firepower continues to line up against single-use plastics. Does that make a difference in communities that are considering plastic bag bans? The Plastic Pollution Coaltion has a lineup of celebrity friends -- right now Mario Batali, Ed Begley Jr., Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band concert and Crosby, Stills & Nash all have auctions underway to benefit the group. The coalition took the "star" route before, with these videos against single-use plastics that I mentioned in the blog a couple of years ago. Do celebrity endorsements make a difference on plastics issues? The video I posted last week implies that's the case -- that an appearance by Julia Louis-Dreyfus trumped passionate appeals from plastics industry workers who said they would lose their jobs if Los Angeles banned plastic bags. Not surprising, but I haven't really come across any celebrities who are outspoken in their support for plastics. Maybe the closest is Jennifer Aniston, who has endorsed Glaceau's Smart Water in spite of criticism from some environmental groups.
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