first_imgStay on target Jason Momoa Joins Cast of ‘Dune’ Sci-Fi RebootAmazon Baits Prime Customers With Advanced ‘Aquaman’ Screening Drastic times call for drastic measures: Jason Momoa has shaved his trademark beard in the name of environmentalism.The actor, known as Game of Thrones‘ Khal Drogo and DC’s Aquaman, pruned his face in an effort to raise awareness for aluminum recycling.“Goodbye Drogo! Goodbye Arthur Curry! Goodbye Declan!” he boomed in a video, bidding adieu to some of his famously bearded characters (including Declan Harp of Frontier).Dressed like an escaped convict, Momoa wanders through the desert with an unnamed friend and an electric razor, slowly hacking away at his face as he explains the importance of eliminating plastic waste.“Goodbye Drogo, Aquaman, Declan, Baba!” (via Jason Momoa/YouTube)“I just want to do this to bring awareness that plastics are killing our planet. And I think I have a solution,” he said. “There’s only one thing that will really help our planet, save our planet—as long as we recycle—and that’s aluminum.”Nearly 75 percent of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today, according to the Aluminum Association.The material is 100 percent recyclable and retains its properties indefinitely. Which means today’s Coke can may be tomorrow’s Dr Pepper can, which may be the next day’s Sprite can, and so on.“You drink the can, and in about 60 days it’ll be back,” Momoa said, what remains of his 12-year-old beard blowing in the wind.Plastic, on the other hand, is more of a challenge to properly recycle.When different types of plastic polymers are melted together, they tend to phase-separate, like oil and water, creating structural weaknesses in reprocessed products.The two most widely manufactured plastics—polypropylene and polyethylene—behave this way, which limits their utility for recycling.So while you may feel good about tossing that empty water bottle into a blue bin, it would ultimately be more helpful if that bottle were actually a can.“Water in cans, NOT plastic” (via Jason Momoa/YouTube)Momoa is leading by example, showing off his own product: a line of still, alkaline, sparkling, and spring water in a pull-tab can.“It’s just water, but I feel good about it,” he said in the video.“Aquaman’s trying to do the best he can,” the clean-shaven actor said. “For my kids, for your kids, for the world.”More on Lauren’s New ‘Earth Polo’ Is Made With Recycled Plastic BottlesDead Whale Found With 80 Pounds of Plastic Bags In Its StomachSquid Protein Could Be an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plasticslast_img

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